Vu+ Data Loggers For St. Joseph's Primary School

A project by: Hannah Loney



from 7 donors

This project received pledges on Wed 03 Jul 2019
Helping science students capture data in and outside of the classroom!

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

Key stats

Number of students that will benefit: 51

Age of students: 7 to 11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 0%

OUR Project

Our school

St. Joseph's RC Primary School is located in the heart of the Ribble Valley Countryside and is the oldest and smallest Jesuit Primary School in the country. We are a caring Roman Catholic Primary School which strives to support all of our pupils in their personal development and academic achievement throughout their schooling with us. 

What do we want?

We want to purchase a VU+ Data Logger Pack for our class. VU+ Data Loggers are a low-cost primary data logging solution. They have a large, easy to read display that shows data as numbers, pictograms, blocks and bars.

The new VU+ model has a USB connection to PC & Mac and also includes built-in wireless connectivity to the latest Bluetooth devices such as iPads and Android tablets.

For more info, visit the Data Harvest website or watch the video below!

Who is this for?

The Data Loggers will be used by the Key Stage 2 children in science.

Why do we want it?

VU+ Data loggers will allow us to share and collaborate more effectively in class and enhance students' learning. With a VU+ data logger connected to a device, data is captured in real-time and instantly shared wirelessly to all of the other devices on the same network. At the end of the experiment, all devices have their own set of data, ready for analysis and reporting. The data loggers also have a 'Catch Up Mode', which will allow students to catch up if they miss an experiment. It can also be used to quickly ensure that all students have the same set of data to work with.

The Data Loggers bring science alive. They use light, sound, temperature and pulse rate sensors to monitor and record real live events. Moreover, they make sense of this data and present it in graphical forms.


Primary Pack one @ £712.80 

5 Pack of Vu+ data loggers ( Read more about this product and what's included here.

Sub total = £ 712.80 

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

Grand Total = £735

Stretch Target

If we are lucky enough to raise more than our initial target, we would love to buy...

Vu+ Class Cart @ £1,245

Sub total = £1,245

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

Grand Total = £1,283

Help Us reach our target!

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 over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our students and our small school!

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