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St Andrew's Chromebook quest

A project by: St Andrew's C of E Primary School


WE RAISED £2,152

from 60 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 25 Mar 2019
Our laptops are old and falling apart, we need Chromebooks to help us learn computing skills

UPDATE! Thanks to all of your support, we have already reached our target and will be able to get 5 chromebooks! 

We are now adding a stretch target to afford 3 more chromebooks, so let's keep sharing! Thanks!


Number of students that will benefit: 208

Age of students: 4-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 11%


About us

We are St Andrew's C of E Primary School in Furnace Green, Crawley.

What do we want?

We would love to purchase 10 Chromebooks for our children. But to start with, we will try and buy 5.

Who is this for?

The Chromebooks would benefit the whole school, we would like to use them in lots of subjects. 

Why do we want it?

We currently only have 11 working laptops to use for the WHOLE school. This isn't even enough for 1 laptop between 2 children in most classes. The laptops we do have are getting old and are very slow to load pages. Computing is such a big part of the curriculum, but at the moment we are struggling to teach this on the equipment we have.

The Chromebooks will help us because they are rapid to load, in good condition and we will have more of them! We will use them for maths and literacy games to support our learning, coding, programming, science and doing research. We will also use the Chromebooks to access the programs we already use in class, like Scratch.    


Our dream would be to get 30 Chromebooks which would be enough for 1 for each child in a class.

But in the mean time we are aiming to purchase 5 Chromebooks and then add to the number as we can.

5 x Chromebooks @ £249 each = £1,245 


Total = £1,245 (incl VAT & delivery)


Now that we've been fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would like to buy 3 more Chromebooks please, so our new total is £1,992!

Thanks everyone for your generosity so far.


Please help our school reach our target, these Chromebooks really will help us provide the computing curriculum our children deserve. 

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.

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