iPads for Communication at Elmwood School

A project by: Helen Farnell

pledged of £1,474 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Thu 01 Nov 2018
Supporting pupils to have their own voice


Number of students that will benefit: approx. 50

Age of students: 4-19

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 37.9%


Elmwood School is a secondary special school in Bridgwater, Somerset. It is part of a Federation which also has a Primary School and a Post-16 centre. The students who attend the schools have a wide range of special educational needs and disabilities. We are very creative about the ways we support our pupils with technology and have had fantastic success using both iPads and Eye Gaze technology to support pupils to have their own voice, enable them to make choices and have control over their needs and wants, and be able to communicate effectively with their peers.

What do we want?

We are very keen to help more students with communication and provide them with an iPad with their own communication software: we will purchase the Proloquo2go software for pupils to support them to have their own voice in making choices, commenting and communicating with their peers.

Who is this for?

Students with significant communication difficulties.

Why do we want it?

It will enable students to have a voice, have control, make choices and be able to communicate effectively with their peers, staff and families.


5 x iPad 32GB space Grey + engraving @ £284.40 each


5 x Techgear bumper case @ £9.99 each


+ delivery = £1.95

Grand Total: £1,473.90

Stretch target

If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy the Proloquo2go software @ £250.


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