Science and Magic at Greenfields Primary!
EdufundUK is very pleased to grant a primary award (Maths/Arts) to the Greenfields Primary School in Watford.
Headteacher, Kate Day, was exceptionally quick off the mark and, very shortly after our forms opened, applied for an outside expert provider to deliver specialised STEM workshops to every child in the school. The bid also included purchasing the equipment required for a thrilling idea to teach magic to Year 4. The hands-on nature of these learning opportunities will be invaluable for not only learning but also for motivation and excitement amongst pupils. The award will also benefit staff in many ways – as Kate says:
I also believe that all of the class teachers would really benefit from an outsider inspiring them and showing them what is possible in classes with a bit of imagination and expertise in STEM subjects. They will have their eyes opened to the possibilities of practical lessons where for too long they have not been able to teacher these due to lack of resources.
Greenfields is fighting its way out of a difficult time at the moment in addition to being in a very deprived area with many pupils on the pupil premium register. We are delighted to be able to fund such beneficial projects and wish the whole school community all the best of luck with their love of learning.
Wroxham Rocks With a New Tech Zone
We were delighted to grant our very first primary award to the Wroxham School in Potters Bar. The school bid for a very exciting project to set up a green screen recording area and programming station on the lower deck of a bus!
The equipment, including a green screen, iPads, lighting, stands and electronic kits, would be installed on the lower deck of their beautifully painted bus which also houses “Radio Wroxham” equipment for playing music at break times. The upper deck has been adapted into a unique, whole-class area and an arts-therapy station.
As headteacher, Roger Billing, wrote in his bid:
The bus is a very iconic location for our children, and we feel to give it a 'tech zone' makeover would really allow the children to learn in a great environment.
We wish Wroxham all the best with this exciting venture and look forward to receiving some photographs of the finished “Tech. Zone” (which we will post here).