We want to lead the way in encouraging children to explore the computing, design and science vocations but instead are falling behind in meeting basic digital curriculum needs because children are sharing a pad or desktop between 2 at best often 3 during lesson time.
Our school was already working with limited resources but was then merged into a primary school doubling the number of pupils and classes needing access to the digital resources. More advanced digital skills are fast becoming essential in a large number or work places and life situations we need to ensure the children are well prepared for this in their future by learning the skills needed now.
The money will allow us to buy enough for a class of 3 different programmable robots and pads to operate them from which will be invaluable as they have applications cross curriculum in computing, science, art and design technology providing real world examples of the application of robotics design and programming. Different robots will provide access for all ages and abilities of children and provide many different curriculum and extra curriculum teaching opportunities.
We’re trying to raise £1356 which will get us a class pack of codebugs, crumble starter packs and enough crumble vehicles for a class.