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Woodberry Down Explorers

An enrichment project designed to support young film makers

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Completion Date: Fri 14 Jul 2017

Key stats

% students on pupil premium: 43% (52% English as Foreign Language)

Number of children 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 filming making and virtual and augmented reality.  The project will form part of our enrichment curriculum which is in place to provide quality extra curricular activities 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.  Below is a video of us trying it for the first time.

My students

My students are mostly from the Manor House estate that surrounds our school and range from 3 - 11 years of age.  We are nearly full three form with 564 pupils on roll with 54.2% of our pupils being eligible for free school meals.  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 students use film making regularly to support their learning.  We are currently using a technique called green screening to present what they have been learning in their lessons.

My project

The aim of the our enrichment strategy is to close the gap between our disadvantaged and advantaged children by providing after school provision for our disadvantaged higher attaining pupils.  We aim to support increased interest and understanding in the STEAM subjects comprised out of Science, Technology, Engineering, arts and Maths.

The reason for wanting to fund 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.  The added use of a 360 camera will also allow our students to not only be consumers, but creators of this ground breaking new media by planning and filming their own VR experiences.

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 would like to achieve whole class deployment of this resource as we manage to procure additional resources.

Where your donation goes

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 benefit 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.

Help us reach our target!

You don't need to give money to help us succeed! Please share this project with anyone you think would support us – on Twitter @woodberrydownN4, by email, wdoffice@newwavefederation.co.uk and telephone 020 8800 5758, 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.