Ysgol Yr Hafod Johnstown, Chromebook Challenge!

A project by: Ysgol Yr Hafod Johnstown


WE RAISED £1,017

from 26 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 15 Apr 2019
Help boost our funds to buy chromebooks and rocket our children's digital skills for their future!

Please help us smash our Chromebook Challenge and rocket our digital skills!

(This project was written by our eCadets.) 


Number of students that will benefit: 352

Age of students: 3-11

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 21.3%


About us

We are Ysgol Yr Hafod Johnstown eCadets. There are 8 of us who represent pupils in our school across the year groups 3-6. We help ensure pupils have a voice in digital matters in our school.

What do we want?

We aim to buy 8 Chromebooks, but if fortunate to raise enough we would ideally like 15, that way a full class could work in pairs with the Chromebooks at any one time.

Who is this for?

The Chromebooks will be used predominantly by our Key Stage 2 children on our Key Stage 2 site. However the Chromebooks will also be available for our Foundation Stage children to use too! 

Why do we want it?

The digital world is changing quickly so we want to make sure that we can develop and enhance our digital skills so that when we leave school we are digitally competent and ready for our future. We have picked Chromebooks as it is difficult to learn on our current laptops.

Firstly we only have 20! They are very slow to turn on and load up, their battery life is also not very good and many of the keys have begun to fall off our keyboards. The Chromebooks will solve our problems because they are rapid to load, will have good battery life and will hopefully have fully keyed keyboards!

We will use the Chromebooks to access our hwb accounts, provided by the Welsh government. This will allow our learning to become more productive using G suite for education tools and we will be able to work more collaboratively using Google Classroom! They will also allow us to develop a wider range of digital skills such as data handling and coding more effectively.


We are asking for 8 Chromebooks initially but more if possible.

8 x Lenovo 100e standard 11.6" Chromebooks @ £187.00 each

Total = £1,496 (incl VAT & delivery)


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would like to buy 7 more Lenovo 100e standard 11.6" Chromebooks @ £187, so we will ask for an extra £1,309.


Please help us raise money for our school! Please 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 education and our future.

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