Presdales order a 3D printer for STEM
We are delighted to have funded a 3D printer for Presdales School. At the moment, 3D Design is currently only an on-screen exercise using SketchUp. The printer will provide their computing students with the ability to actually create an increased range of digital artefacts. The school plans to progress to students designing and printing objects which can then be controlled by their own programs e.g. buggies, robotic arms and models.
As well as encouraging and enabling girls to excel at I.T. and engineering within the curriculum, Presdales' bid was further strengthened by the additional benefit of the award to their 40-strong STEM club.
John Warner win a minor award towards their all singing, all dancing Arts Week.
Bringing in outside experts and having a sustained focus event on a particular area are fabulous strategies for Effective Learning for all subjects. When you utilise these strategies for the Creative Arts, you educate, entertain and motivate not only the pupils but an audience as well.
JWS will be holding an Arts Week from 2-5 July with a whole-day festival on the fifth. We were delighted to help fund specialists from the local community who will work alongside Y7 and Y8 pupils to showcase art, music, drama and dance. Older pupils and primary children from the Hoddesdon Schools Trust will also be involved in what promises to be an eye-opening event.
Minor Awards Going Fast!
We are thrilled to be recieving excellent applications for our Summer Term 2018 minor awards. Our counter (Home Page) is decreasing quickly but that means money is getting into schools for a range of excellent projects across all three of our focus areas. We'll give details of the recipient schools and their projects after the cheques have been handed over.
Minor awards may be applied for at any time during the school year and are normally assessed within two weeks. They can be for any of our focus areas - STEM, PE or learning effectively.
Apply now for your share!
Cavendish School Wins £500 "Initial Interest" Prize Draw.
Gareth Mottram was delighted to present EdufundUK's first ever award to The Cavendish School, in Hemel Hempstead. Headmaster, David Fisher and Business Manager, Sarah Markley gave Gareth a very warm welcome and an interesting insight into the school. They had wasted no time in allocating the £500 prize draw award – the funds will go directly into enhancing their thriving D.E.A.R. (Drop Everything and Read) scheme, including a new monitoring system to further improve its effectiveness.
The Cavendish School was entered into the prize draw for responding to a short, on-line initial interest survey sent to Hertfordshire state-funded secondary schools. After EdufundUK officially launches in Spring 2018, our main activity will be to administer major (£10,000) and minor (up to £1000) awards for school-designed activities/training/equipment in our key areas of STEM, PE and Learning Creatively. Watch your in-boxes for application details!
Thank you to all schools who completed the survey – your responses have helped us fine-tune our literature and update our mailing list to include each school's preferred contact(s).