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% of students on pupil premium at our school: 19.2% (34% English as Foreign Language)
Number of students this will benefit: 72
Age of students: 9-10
We have initiated this project to inspire our pupils by introducing them to the fantastic world of 360 degree film making and virtual and augmented reality. The project will form part of our enrichment curriculum which is in place to help spark and ignite an interest in STEAM occupations. In order to do this we are raising money to acquire the necessary equipment required to support the curriculum that we have written for this exciting new media. Virtual Reality is currently not only making waves in the entertainment sector but the education sector as well, with untapped potential to support the curriculum as well as faster learning, better retention and improved decision making as a result.
Our students have a very positive attitude towards their learning and are always incredibly excited to try new things.
They respond very well to working with technology and we find that it spurs on their creativity and imaginations to create work that redefines the initial task that they embarked upon.
Our project aims to spark an interest in media by creating this 360 degree film making club. We hope to spark an interest in this media by teaching them how to create their own Virtual Reality experiences. This in turn will move them from being consumers to creators, opening the doors to possible future careers. Funding devices that allow access to platforms such as AR and VR enable us to teach, expose and inspire these children in ways not done before.
By pioneering this resource in this particular project we will be creating the opportunity to expose it to its full potential eventually allowing us to experiment with its impact on special needs learning and those with English as an Additional Language because of its ability to provide am immersive learning experience, enhancing a students sense of involvement, making learning fun, secure and more active. We eventually aim to deploy this in whole class settings as we manage to procure the resources required.
The above list will bring us up to the maximum amount we are able to aim for. We are aiming to trial this across year 5 at first which will benifit 60 children as well as a further 12 children in the afternoon enrichment club and some of our SEN statemented children. The age group that will be involved will be ages 9-10. As we become more proficient using this resource and can afford to purchase more, we will be able to start work with year 4 as well.
You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter @Grazebrook_Pri, by email, email@example.com and telephone 020 8802 4051, in a chat over the fence or on your blog.
And we know we said you don't need to give money to help us, but we'd love it if you did! Please support us and help make a difference to our students.
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