Hawthorn Tree ICT upgrade

A project by: sarah pellatt

pledged of £1,542 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Mon 29 Jul 2019
Help us update our computer suite.

Please help us update and improve our computer suite.

We are hawthorn Primary school. 


Number of students that will benefit: 390

Age of students: 4 - 11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 9.1%


About us

We are Hawthorn Primary School in Boston. We are very lucky to have a computer suite, but it has been a long time since any of our computers have been updated. We are very excited to learn using different apps, software and websites but we are finding more and more often that our computers just cannot run these or they take forever to log on all of the children. We are having to work on Windows 7! We are getting left behind and we really don't like it. When we get to secondary school we would like to be ready to learn about computer science ready for the future but it is really hard with older equipment.

What do we want?

We would like to buy some laptops to add to our collection of desktop computers. We would ideally like to replace all of our computers, but we will be happy to be able to replace 3. 

Who is this for?

This is for our whole school, to use across a range of subjects. We have a computer slot and some free time, that it is fairly shared. 

Why do we want it?

Our PC's are too old, we need to begin replacing them but we need help. We will be able to learn so much more efficiently with machines that can keep up. Waiting for 5 to 20 minutes just for the machine to load successfully before we even begin is losing us a lot of learning time. 


3 x HP Laptop @ £499 each


Sub total = £1,497 (Inc VAT* & delivery) 

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

Grand Total = £1,542


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy some more laptops or desktop machines. 


All of the children, staff and governors will be very grateful for any help you can give, however great or small. Every little helps! :-)

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 pupils.

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