Sphero for Gosden

Help our students develop coding skills!!!

Sphero for Gosden
  • £519

    pledged of £1,508

    • 28


    • 0


This project received pledges on Mon 26 Mar 2018


Number of students that will benefit: 102

Age of students: 5-16

Percentage eligible for free school meals: 35.6%*

*over the past six years

our project

Gosden House is an outstanding school for young people with learning and additional needs, from 4-16 years of age. Set in extensive grounds, the environment offers students the opportunity to explore and challenge the potential of learners in every aspect. The curriculum has a strong focus on core learning skills and communication. We aim to develop resilience, creativity and social skills in order to support young people to succeed in the workplace and live rewarding, independent lives.

Learning is tailored to suit the needs of the individual and we work in partnership with families and other agencies to support learning and development for the ‘whole child’. We have high expectations, and learners take pride in their achievements.

We firmly believe that children facing the toughest challenges every day deserve the best chance to improve their life outcomes. Our children are lively and enthusiastic about every opportunity they are offered and this excitement empowers them to try new things and to engage with learning.

What do you want?

We would like to buy physical programming equipment.

Who is this for?

These would be used with the whole school for the subject of computing.

Why do you want it?

Learning to code can help our students in a variety of ways. It allows them an insight into how computers and machines work. It develops computational thinking enabling them to look at problems in a structured and logical way. This can have a cross-curricular benefit to maths, looking at sequencing, number problems, etc. and English, structuring a sentence for example. Using the Spheros in our computing lessons will help our students gain a greater understanding that what they tell the computer to do has an impact on the real world.

where your money goes

We would like to buy:

5 x iPod touch Silver @ £194.40 each = £1,172.40 (inc £6.00 delivery)


5 x Sphero SPRK+ @ £99.99 each = £599.94


Subtotal: £1,477.95

Credit card fees (2%): £29.56

Grand total: £1,507.51

However, if we raise more than this, we'd love to buy a total of 6 iPods and 6 Spheros, coming to a total of £1,807.79!

Help us reach our target!

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