iPads for Sacred Heart School

Help our students communicate and learn with the latest ipads!

  • £1,831

    pledged of £1,546

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This project received pledges on Mon 26 Mar 2018


Number of students that will benefit: 200

Age of students: 2-11yrs


Sacred Heart Primary School, Barrow in Furness is a single intake primary at the heart of its community. We are based next to Sacred Heart church in Central Ward. Our school has been educating children for more than 100 years and originally the church was on the top floor and the school downstairs. Generations of families attend our school and children are being taught by their parent's teachers. It is a wonderful school that has been praised for its caring and welcoming atmosphere.

We have 200 pupils (ages 2-11) attending the school having recently opened our new Nursery to welcome in our youngest pupils. We want to raise the aspirations of our pupils to inspire them to achieve and succeed in life and work on improving their quality of life in the future. Our vision is to inspire a love of learning by providing an exciting, challenging and creative curriculum that is supported by innovative and relevant use of technology.

What do you want?

We are looking to purchase 5 new iPad's to replace our old iPad 2s which are becoming obsolete in February 2018. They are an invaluable way to help our children communicate and motivate them to learn and engage.

Who is this for?

For the whole school - we are very proud of our curriculum where children learn to question and discuss their learning. Our teachers use many different styles of activities to accommodate the many different learning styles our children have. All of our teachers will use the iPads to enhance the classroom experience and allow all children, regardless of ability or need, to engage.

Why do you want it?

As part of our drive to ensure our pupils get access to a creative and relevant curriculum, we have embedded the use of iPads in the classroom to improve workflow and make their learning relevant and accessible to all. We have had our current iPads for many years and they are showing signs of wear and tear. The iPad 2 operating system is becoming obsolete in February 2018 which means that most apps will be unusable and there will be no further updates for these products. Purchasing a new set of iPads would mean we can continue with the work we have started and give our children the best start in their education.

The iPads will be used as a whole class teaching tool across the curriculum, especially in ICT lessons. The new set would be future-ready so that students can use the latest apps and learn the newest functions.


5 x iPad WiFi 32GB Silver @ £301.80 each


Subtotal: £1515.00 (inc £6.00 delivery)

Credit card fees (2%): £30.30

Grand total: £1545.30

Stretch target

If we can raise more, we would love to buy more of the same, even up to 15 iPads at a total of £4,623.66!


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