We've reached our target! We're now going for our stretch target
Please help us raise more funds so that we can purchase 15 Chromebook! Please help us by sharing far and wide!
Number of students that will benefit: 289
Age of students: 3-11
Percentage eligible for free school meals: 23.9%
Coppetts Wood Primary School is a 1-form entry school in Barnet, North London.
What do we want?
Coppetts Wood Primary School has had a great push in the teaching and learning of Computing within our school. The children love spending time on computers where they learn all sorts of skills such as: basic Microsoft Office skills, how to create animated videos, code using Beebots and Scratch in EYFS, KS1 and KS2 and many more.
4 years ago, Coppetts Wood created an integrated curriculum, where all areas of learning link to one particular theme. While this is still on-going, subjects such as Computing become difficult to integrate with the quality of technology we currently have. After several conversations with members of staff and children, we all believe that the children's learning is often held back by equipment that is old, slow and difficult to use. Therefore, the school has had to timetable Computing separately, often meaning that (due to time constraints) certain strands of the curriculum are not taught as effectively as we would like them to be.
With the increasing importance of IT in our society, we would like to ensure that our children not only leave Coppetts Wood being literate and numerate, but also technologically confident. We are aware that secondary schools are placing more emphasis on online communication, submissions and work completion.
As a school, we have made many changes in recent years, such as upgrading 7 classrooms with brand new interactive whiteboards and engaging children in more technology-based school trips.
Who is this for?
The Chromebooks will be used to access a variety of educational applications more efficiently. The equipment will be available to all children across EYFS, KS1 and KS2. Our aim is to grow our collection of Chromebooks to a set of 30 to share between each key stage (EYFS, KS1, LKS2, UKS2). The Chromebooks will be used to enhance children's learning across the whole curriculum (yes, even English and Maths!).
Why do we want it?
Chromebooks will bring the enjoyment back into Computing. At the moment, "sometimes the computers don't load and need restarting. I don't get as much time on them as I should do" (R.C, Year 6). We have found that "some of our laptops don't work, so we have to sit and wait till someone's finished" (P.M, Year 4). Over 80% of the students at Coppetts Wood feel that the laptops take roughly 30 minutes to log on as they "are very heavy and cumbersome" (Fiona, I.T. assistant). Laptops are used regularly to aid the learning in other subjects, however many children find that as "a few of the keys are missing, we have to press the plastic bit inside the key really hard and it slows us down" (E.D, Year 6). Chromebooks will bring the ease, speed and excitement back into IT in the classroom and will allow children to access programs in the cloud more frequently and independently. The plan will be eventually to purchase units for each key stage, but we would like to kick start this roll out with crowdfunding for an initial purchase of 5 Chromebooks.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
5 x Chromebooks ASUS (Flip and touch screen) @ £200 each
To be purchased through TurnItOn - our current IT provider.
Sub total = £240 (Inc VAT* & delivery)
+ 3% Card processing payment
Grand Total = £1,236
If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would like to buy more Chromebooks!
HELP US REACH OUR TARGET!
"We would love to bring I.T. back into the classroom" (Miss Hancock, Year 1 teacher). Please help us reach our target. We would love to be able to roll out these brand new Chromebooks in our classrooms next September. If you can't donate right now, you can still 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.