A message from Miss Purves (Blue Sea Class - ICT Coodinator)
Help us raise money for the IT equipment we need to engage the next generation of ComputerScientists please click on the link above!
Number of students that will benefit: 213
Age of students: 3 - 9
Our school is situated on the perimeter of the historic market town of Morpeth. The school serves a wide rural community and catchment area and presently has 213 children on roll. We are a first school with traditional values linked to the Church of England.
What do we want?
We would like 2 Colour changing light panels and a Lego WeDo 2.0 kit for 8 students.
Who is this for?
The light panels will predominately be used for Nursery and Reception whereas the Lego kits will be used by children ranging from Reception to Year 4.
Why do we want it?
With technology being such an important and ingrained part of society, it is paramount that children are equipped with the skills to not only use but invent the new technologies for the next generation.
As ICT coordinator for our school, I want to provide children with technology that is fun, interactive and different to iPads and computers which most children have access to either through school or home. The Lego kits are a basic introduction into how modern machinery works: you design it, build it and then program it to create your own unique robot. Not only does this help dexterity and creativity but also a deep understanding of computer processes.
The light boxes will also be able to provide this excitement to children ranging from ages 3-5 in a simple and safe way. The North East has a strong heritage in robotics and other high-tech industries; introducing children to concepts as early as possible could inspire the next generation of Computer Scientists, Designers and Engineers.
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES
2 x Colour changing light panel @ £95.96 each = £191.92
1 x Lego WeDo 2.0 for 8 students @ £569.94
Total = £761.86 (incl VAT & delivery)
If we are fortunate enough to raise more than our target, we would like to buy additional robotic programming packs to enable an entire class to be involved at the same time.
HELP US REACH OUR TARGET!
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.
Our school is situated in attractive and extensive well maintained grounds in a small housing estate, Lancaster Park, which is north of the town of Morpeth. The school first opened in 1972 and was formerly known as Wansbeck St Aidan Church of England Aided First School until it was renamed in 2001.Read More of the school welcome page