Somerfords’ Walter Powell: Small school - big ideas

A project by: SHASA Walter Powell

pledged of £987 target
Congrats! This project has reached its minimum needed of £329 and is going for its target of £987!
School iPads open up a new world of engagement, personalised learning, and collaboration

We have now reached our initial target and have added a stretch target! see below for details!


Number of students that will benefit: 48 (whole school)

Age of students: 4-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 12.5%


About us

We are a small village school in rural North Wiltshire with enthusiastic and happy children.  Ours is a school with a family atmosphere, where the whole school knows each other.  We have small year groups and mixed age classes that allow the teachers to be flexible in learning, teaching to ability rather than age.  

What do we want?

The school would like a new iPad for each class (there are only three classes). All schools face challenging budgets and ours has no money to fund these resources. SHASA, our dedicated and dynamic home and school association, would like to buy these iPads for the school. SHASA kicked off their fundraising effort with a successful event in May which raised enough for one iPad. Please help us raise enough money to buy two more.

Who is this for?

This is for our whole school, to use across the curriculum. Children will use the iPads to learn, study, create and connect.

Why do we want it?

To engage our children and bring the world outside the village to them. It will enthuse learning, boost student involvement and provide an infinite library of resources.


2 x iPad 9.7" 32GB Silver @ £319 each

Sub Total = £638 (incl VAT* & delivery)

+3% payment processing fees (charged by the payment provider)

Grand Total = £658


If we are fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy an iPad for our pre-school costing an additional £319.

1 x iPad 9.7" 32GB Silver @ £319 each

Sub total = £319 (Inc. VAT* & delivery)

+3% payment processing fees (charged by the payment provider)

Grand Total = £329


Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat in the playground, shop or the pub!  Please support us and help make a difference to our children.

Rocket Fund is a pilot project by Nesta. Nesta is a registered charity in England and Wales 1144091 and Scotland SC042833