Imagination Station

A project by: David Holland

pledged of £1,500 target

This project did not reach its target.

Completion Date: Fri 18 Jan 2019
We are raising money to fund an immersive interactive 4D learning space.


Number of students that will benefit: 460

Age of students: 4-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 10%


About us

We are Grange Primary School in Long Eaton, Nottingham. We are a two form entry primary school with an integrated nursery onsite.

What do we want?

We are currently undertaking a project to turn a tired, old, empty classroom into an immersive, interactive learning space. This creative room will include a huge, wrap around projected image across three walls with interactive floor panels, surround sound, wind machine and aroma generator.

This will be a space where classes can go to learn about new topics and immerse themselves in to any possible environment, be it an underwater adventure in the Pacific Ocean, perching on top of a volcano and looking down in to the earth’s core or orbiting the earth in the International Space Station. How exciting does this sound?

Who is this for?

The learning space will benefit all of the pupils in our school. As the interactive and projected content is completely programmable, it can be adapted to suit any learning challenge, for any age group.

This is also another fantastic way of engaging those reluctant learners out there. Starting a Literacy session off with a visit to the ‘Imagination Station’ will be so engaging for our pupils and just think of the vocabulary and creativity that they will be encouraged to use in their writing after having this 4D experience. 

Why do we want it?

This approach to teaching and learning has proven to have positive impact in children's ability to learn and expand their capability to learn. We would also like to use this environment as a way of targeting the development of children’s vocabulary and comprehension, which we hope, will have a positive impact on their academic achievements within reading and writing amongst other things. 


1 x 4D projector system - £2,500

1 x Onkyo Dolby Atmos 5.1.2 Channel AV Receiver and Speakers - £569

Total = £3,069 (incl VAT & delivery)

For this project we are crowdfunding for £1,500, but we need a total of £3,069 so all the money we fundraise, up to £3,069, will go towards these products. 


We have a space that is 7m x 5m and the end goal of the project will be to fill the entire space with a wrap around interactive projection that is fully programmable with any environment possible. The overall cost of the room is going to be £50,000. If we are unable to reach this with our initial round of fund sourcing, we will build on the project over the next few years until we have achieved our goal.


We are also looking to crowdfund some of the project and we would really like you to get involved. You can do this in a couple of ways:

  1. Firstly, by making a donation to our crowdfunding project.
  2. Secondly, we will be requiring some work completing on the room before we can begin creating the space. We need new windows and blinds, the walls will need plastering and we would love a new carpet. If any of these are something that you think you can help with, then please get in touch. The more things we can source through our community, the more money we can focus on purchasing the technology.

This creative ‘Imagination Station’ is something that we want to be a lasting feature at Grange School and we can’t wait to be able to show you around once it is up and running - before Easter 2019, all being well.

Thank you.

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