Computing at Airy Hill

A project by: Eve Locker



from 2 donors

This project received pledges on Wed 03 Jul 2019
We desperately need some computing resources for our Primary School.


Number of students that will benefit: Every member of staff and every current child at Airy Hill, as well as all of the children that are to attend our school in the future.

Age of students: 4-11 years old

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 8.7%


About us

We are a one form entry school based in the small town of Whitby, on the East Coast. We have a two nursery buildings on our school grounds and then classes from Reception up to Year 6. We have over 200 pupils at Airy Hill Primary School, including Nursery children.

What do we want?

We are desperate for computing resources. We are currently making do with some very old, very unreliable laptops that are not allowing us to access the curriculum very well. We would love a Computing Scheme to follow at our school and some computing equipment to access this.

Who is this for?

This is for the whole school. Staff would be using the scheme for lesson planning and the children would be using the equipment to take part in the lessons.

Why do we want it?

Having a scheme to follow would allow our staff to feel more confident when teaching the computing curriculum and it would ensure our pupils are receiving high quality lessons, in that particular curriculum area. We are living in a world that is controlled by technology and computing is one of the core subjects. The children need access to computing equipment and quality computing lessons to be able to achieve their school goals. The equipment will also support other curriculum areas and allow the children to take part in research and word processing. The particular scheme we want to raise money for will ensure that every child is taught how to keep safe online and also how to use technology in a variety of different ways. This provides opportunities to improve school work, school life and children's future and aspirations.


1 x Rising Stars Computing Scheme @ £1650

Sub total = £1,650

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

Grand Total = £1,700


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy...

30 x Easi-Headphones (2 packs/bundles) @ £359.94 each

10 x Laptops @ £244.97 each


Please do donate, anything would be so helpful, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! If you have any computing equipment you are willing to donate, that would be hugely appreciated. You could also share this project with anyone you think would support us - technology companies, local businesses. 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.

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