Number of students that will benefit: 210
Age of students: 4-11
Percentage eligible for free school meals: 1.7%
We are a one form entry primary school based in Sundridge Park, Bromley. We have close links with the local community and the Parish Church. We have limited provision for mobile technology in the classrooms because of restricted funding and we desperately want to change that! We would like to bring the curriculum alive through virtual reality.
What do you want?
We want our pupils to be able to experience Virtual Reality (VR) across the curriculum, we want fundraise £1500 to buy a set of VR headsets, ipods & a charging station.
However, if we fund raise over £1500 we will be able purchase a set of compact Class VR headsets. These headsets are fully classroom ready, they don't require any additional mobile devices yet provide a fully immersive experience. Ideally, we would love to raise enough money for this option!
The headsets will be used by the whole school from 4 to 11 year olds. They will be used for English, History, Geography, Science and many other topics!
Why do you want it?
We recently visited the BETT Show and the pupils experienced virtual reality. They feel that it would increase creativity in their work as pupils will be able to explore places, events and times that they may not be able to access any other way! The Digital Leaders are hoping to implement a number of initiatives including Own Clothes Days, to raise any additional funds.
where your money goes
We have now raised enough money for the following VR headsets:
- 6 x iPod touch 32gb @ £194.40 @ each = £1,172.40 (inc £6.00 delivery) https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/buy-ipod/ipod-touch
- 6 x VR headsets @ £9.99 each = £59.94 each https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smartphones-everyone-immersive-experience-Adjustable/dp/B00ZZV7HD2
- 6 x mini bluetooth controller @ £7.99 each = £47.94 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CWMT6US
- 1 x charging station £29.99
Credit card fees (2%) :£26.21
Grand total: £1,336.48Stretch target
However, we would love to raise more money and buy these headsets which we've seen in action and loved!
https://www.computertalk.co.uk/education/class-vr/ @ £2,698.80 (inc VAT)
Credit card fees (2%): £53.98
Grand total: £2,752.78
HELP US REACH OUR TARGET!
Please help us by donating! Every contribution will make a massive difference to our fundraising, no matter how large or small. Help us to bring Virtual Reality to St Joseph's. We kindly ask that you share our Rocket Fund page with friends, family and local communities.
Help us make our dreams come true! We would love to be able to buy the headsets this academic year, so that the current Year 6 pupils will have an opportunity to encounter them before leaving for their new secondary schools.