A project by: Paul McCann


WE RAISED £1,391

from 63 donors

This project received pledges on Sun 14 Jan 2018
To promote STEM education and pathways to careers in STEM.


Number of students that will benefit: 916

Age of students: 4-12

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 46%


Our Lady of the Missions is a primary school based in Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire.

What do you want?

We want to buy Technology equipment to use in our newly developed STEM hub.

Who is this for?

This is to be used across the whole school helping staff to deliver STEM lessons to their classes. The resources will also be used for extra-curricular STEM clubs.

Why do you want it?

The new equipment will enable the pupils to develop their skills in technology:

  • to design, build and construct projects using a variety of materials
  • to learn coding to create websites and games
  • to problem solve

This will all assist the pupils in developing skills which could lead to a career in STEM.

All our activities are designed to give pupils a STEM experience which challenges them to imagine, design, build and test solutions to real world problems. Through applying their skills and knowledge to create these solutions, we aim to give young people an insight into the exciting and valued career choices open to them with continued study of the STEM subjects through their school years and beyond.


1X Fuze Keyboard Raspberry Pi @ £176.66

1X Lego Education WeDo Construction Set @ £113.94

2X micro:bit club pack @ £148.80 each = £297.60

2X Raspberry Pi3 Project Kit @ £85.99

1X Lego Education WeDo 2.0 smarthub rechargeable battery @ £76.79

1X Raspberry PI Ultimate Initio @ £99.99

1X Raspberry Pi Touchscreen @ £59.99

1X Raspberry Pi Pi2 Go Robot @ £119.94

1X Raspberry Pi3 Plug and Play Kit @ £61.99

1X CodeBug Project Pack @ £21

1X Raspberry Pi Camera Kit @ £49.99

Subtotal: £1,015.08

Delivery: £30.19

Credit card fees @ 2%: £25.60

Grand total: £1,305.66


Please donate to help us complete our STEM hub and give our pupils the opportunity to develop their coding skills in a fun, enjoyable and practical way.

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