Raspberry Pi for West Park Academy

A project by: David Fraser


WE RAISED £1,158

from 16 donors

This project received pledges on Sat 01 Dec 2018
At West Park we want to bring coding to life and develop our computing curriculum through new tech


Number of students that will benefit: 420

Age of students: 4-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 13%


About us

At West Park Academy we inspire a lifelong love of learning where children are valued for their individuality and realise their potential with a positive, enriched learning. Curiosity, flexibility of thought and risk-taking are at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to rise above the ordinary by developing a creative curriculum that responds to individual children's needs and interests.

Who is this for?

This is for our Year 5 and 6 pupils to challenge and enhance learning in Computing. We want to bring lessons to life by providing hands-on experiences. The project will also benefit children across the school as once they have been programmed by the Year 5 and 6 children, other children will play the educational games they create.

Why do we want it?

The new national curriculum for Computing was introduced in 2014, and although we already meet the needs of that curriculum through what we offer, we know we can make computing lessons more purposeful and engaging by improving the equipment we have. As part of a project in Year 6, children develop their own educational apps for other children to play. This year the theme was times tables and children have been working on creating their own games for younger children to learn times tables. We want to purchase the Raspberry Pi kits so the games can be played by children across the school. This brings more purpose to the lessons and in turn supports learning across the Academy.  The plan is for children to learn the basics of Raspberry Pi in Year 5, including how to set them up and run simple programmes. Then in Year 6 they can create their educational games to share with the rest of the school.


  • 7 x Raspberry Pi 3B+ Retro Gaming Bundles - £70.00 each - More info
  • 6 x Raspberry Pi 3B+ Starter Kits - £60.00 each - More info
  • 13 x Raspberry Pi 7"Touch screen displays - £60.00 each - More info
  • Delivery £2.99

Total = £1,632.99 (incl VAT & delivery) - This is the total price but we qualify for an educational discount of 10% so the final total will be £1,469.69 for 13 full kits.


Ideally we want to have 15 kits so children can work in pairs on their devices. This total would be £1,694.69. We would love it if each group could make a gaming machine for other children to play their games and improve their own learning.

In Design & Technology we are hoping to extend the project by creating frames to house the screens and computers, any further income would be used to purchase accessories such as sensors, buttons, switches, lights, buzzers and other electric circuits. Then in Science we would able to run experiments collecting data using the sensors.


Thank you for helping in any way you can. If you are unable to donate please share our project to help us gather as many donations as possible. :-)

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