Sphero robots for Ellon Academy

A project by: L Moir



from 32 donors

This project received pledges on Fri 18 Jan 2019
We are raising money for Sphero sets to transform our Coding Club!

UPDATE! We've reached and gone beyond our target already, thank you to all our donors so far for your generosity. 

We have now stretched our target to £833 - see below what we'll be buying with the money.


Number of students that will benefit: 30+

Age of students: 11-17

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 4%


About us

Ellon Academy is based in the North East of Scotland. Our coding club meets weekly to solve problems and learn about different coding challenges in a fun and exciting way.

What do we want?

We want to buy 4 Sphero robots. Sphero robots are designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding. We hope that they will bring our coding club to life and encourage more pupils to explore and deepen their computing understanding.

Who is this for?

This is for our Coding Club, although we will happily share them with the whole school.

Why do we want it?

Using Sphero robots as part of our coding activities will enhance the experience, making it even more exciting. Using physical programming equipment allows pupils to see physically in front of them how things work. It will also provide the coding club with more opportunities to work collaboratively to problem solve and improve communication skills. We hope it will also entice other pupils to want to join our Coding Club. 


Total = £539.96 (incl VAT & delivery)


Now that we've been fortunate enough to raise more than our target, we would also like to buy:

  • 1 x 32GB Apple iPad @ £264.25
  • 1 x iPad case @ £28.59

This would allow coding club to have its own iPad to programme and control the robots, instead of having to borrow iPads from other faculties in the school. 

That would be adding on £293 to our fund so our stretch target now is £833. Thanks for your help in getting us there!


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