Sphero for All

Hillcrest Primary School

Sphero for All
  • £1,273

    pledged of £1,263

    • 20


    • 0


This project received pledges on Mon 02 Apr 2018


Number of students that will benefit: 420

Age of students: 4-11

% eligible for free school meals: 8.9%*

*over the past six years

our school

We are from Hillcrest Primary School. We are a vibrant school in Totterdown, which caters for the needs of all children, ensuring they have a creative and challenging curriculum which focuses on all children's interests.

What do you want?

We want to buy 12 Sphero SPRK+ and a charging unit to store them in and charge at the same time.

Who is this for?

The Sphero SPRK+ will be for all children across the school to use in a variety of subjects, including programming in both block and java script. Sphero will also be used with all ages within the school for a variety of uses, from maths and writing, to art and design.

Why do you want it?

Sphero SPRK+ will allow children to explore coding and how inputs and outputs directly link to devices. Children will be able to explore different scientific concepts, from velocity to acceleration and g-forces. For our youngest members of the school, Sphero will allow them to explore drawing shapes, writing letters and seeing what the outcome is in real life. With the rubber protective jackets, children will be able to explore Sphero using paint and create their own mini masterpieces using coding - either through drawing, block coding or java script.

Through the free app, available to download onto our iPads, children will be able to explore block and java coding and quickly switch between these two written forms of code.  Through this, children will be able to edit their codes and see what effect it has.

Sphero SPRK+ is a fun and innovative way to explore coding, especially when exploring inputs and outputs. Children can also explore graphs and data through the inbuilt recording systems.

where your money goes

We want to purchase:

Sphero SPRK+ x12 App Controlled Robot - Education Pack @ £1198.80


3 x Sphero jacket (rubber protective jacket for painting) @ £12.96 each = £38.88 (Western Computers)

Subtotal: £1,237.68

Credit card fees (2%): £24.75

Grand total: £1,262.43

Stretch target

However, if we raise more than this, instead, we would love to buy:

1 x Sphero SPRK+ power pack @ £1,738.80 (Western Computers)

3 x Sphero jacket (rubber protective jacket for painting) @ £12.96 each = £38.88 (Western Computers)

This would come to a total of £1,813.23.


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