STEM through Play

Helping students at Excelsior to "Think Differently" and learn STEM through play

STEM through Play
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Completion Date: Fri 14 Jul 2017

Key Stats:

% of students on Pupil Premium at our school: 72%

Number of students this will benefit: over 258

Summary

At Excelsior we encourage students to "Think differently" to achieve their dreams and ambitions, think beyond the realm of where they currently find themselves and step outside the box. Teachers at our academy therefore need to think outside the box in how they teach.

Excelsior Academy sits with the inner West of the city of Newcastle upon Tyne. Our post code finds us in the top 5% of the UK most deprived areas, with an often high mobility rate means we have quite a transient student population with a wide spread of emotional, mental and welfare needs.

With over 72% of our pupils receiving pupil premium and 48% BME, language and engagement is often a hurdle we face. Lego and Sphero are "language free" they have no language barriers, every child identify with them, therefore they can engage in learning with them.

Where your donations go:

We hope to use the funds to purchase the following items:

5 x Sphero SPRK+ @ £99.95 each https://www.apple.com/uk/shop/product/HK8S2ZM/A/sphero-sprk-robot?afid=p238%7CsL4w7cF5j-dc_mtid_187079nc38483_pcrid_104154899041_&cid=aos-uk-kwgo-pla-btb-slid--product-HK8S2ZM/A-UK

2 x Lego Education wedo core set 2.0 @ £145.19 each https://education.lego.com/en-gb/primary/shop/productshttps://education.lego.com/en-gb/products/lego-education-wedo-2-0-core-set/45300

Delivery costs: £0

Credit card fees (2%): £16 (to cover the fees charged by the payment provider)

Grand Total = £806

Using the above products can enable more interest and engagement of all our students not only in STEM subjects but they can help break down the language barriers many of our EAL children find themselves faced with in their daily school life. We hope these products will reach out to over 258 of our students. The aim is to  raise attainment and interest of our students in STEM subjects and break down language barriers amongst our students, we hope that  teaching them through play and interactive learning can assist us in achieving this target.

Help us reach our target!

Therefore we need as much support as possible for you to share our project to help us achieve our fundraising target, through social media or word of mouth we'd love it if you could help support us in making a HUGE difference to our students.

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