The Macbeth Centre, has agreed to provide a qualified teacher free of charge to support up to 16 children to learn basic programming skills over the course of each school term. This will be a rolling programme from January 19 to December 19 - 48 children will benefit from this learning session. Priority will be provided to residents of Linacre Court, but can be opened to non-resident children who would like to attend.
The project will be run from the Tenants and Residents Association's Community Room, which is located on the ground floor of the 17 storey tower block. The room is already used for the successful English Home Work Club (teacher funded by Macbeth Centre) to support children aged 7 - 11 along with their parents and carers to tackle English Language homework submitted by their primary schools.
What we'll deliver:
- purchase 4 tablets (or iPad), Printer,
- install braodband to Community Room and 18 month contract
- purchase secure storage units for tablets and personal data
Why it's a great idea:
The children and families within the block are very excited about the learning sessions. Children are already experiencing higher attainment levels since the launch of the English Home Work Club. A number of the children come from families where English is not their first language. Parents feel supported and confident to support their children through learning projects. Some parents have asked for an ESOL class. The tablets can be used for other community learning projects run from the community room.
Steps to get it done:
- Purchase of equipment
- Installation of broadband
- Installation of storage system - securty