Ackworth Howard's computing fundraiser

A project by: Ackworth Howard


WE RAISED £1,093

from 35 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 18 Jan 2019
Help us promote physical computing in our school!


Number of students that will benefit: 207

Age of students: 3-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 7.7%


About us

We are Ackworth Howard School, a Church of England school based in Ackworth, Yorkshire.

What do we want?

At Ackworth Howard, we love computing. We have invested heavily in new laptops and Smartboards for the whole school, and thanks to a donation from the HSA we have started to purchase some physical computing equipment (gadgets!) to help bring computing to life and show the children the real world applications of their digital work. We'd like to purchase a 3D printer and a class set of Makey Makeys.

Who is this for?

The digital leaders will be responsible for helping the whole school make full advantage of the new equipment, from Nursery to Year 6.

Why do we want it?

Our children are skilled computer scientists and we want to bring their creations into the physical world by investing in some physical computing equipment. A 3D printer will allow the children to see their digital creations realised by printing tangible pieces of art.

Our own Makey Makey gadget funded by the HSA has already had a big impact in Code Club and during the Inspire Mornings. We'd love to have a class set to allow the whole school to explore how they can physically control their digital creations.


Total = £1,031.86 (incl VAT & delivery)


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would  like to buy more physical computing equipment!


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.

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