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Technology is everywhere, entwined in almost every part of our culture. It affects how we live, work, play, and most importantly learn. It has changed the learning environment so that learning is more interactive, engaging and relevant. The funding will be used to provide each classroom with a touchscreen user interface and supporting software. Each screen has a strong frame, safety glass and long warranty to allow them to be used over the years by many children as they progress through the school. Touchscreens are a key communication channel not just between teacher and students but also between pupils, prompting discussion and interactions. As children share ideas it helps build their confidence and develops their knowledge of different subjects, such as; science, technology, math, literacy, humanities and more. It allows pupils to experience a richer learning environment.
What we'll deliver:
Why it's a great idea:
At Halsford Park School we believe every child has the right to the best possible education regardless of starting point, Special Educational Needs or personal circumstances. 415 children aged 4-12 will have access to the technology both at school (hardware) and online at home, along with school staff, parents and future students that join the school in the years to come. In SEND learning, children with limited writing skills or learning difficulties are highly motivated by tapping & dragging on touchscreens as they can show skills and share knowledge with the whole class. Interactive technology unites everyone in a classroom, increasing engagement and participation from even the most reluctant learners. It creates a dynamic learning experience with more teamwork, collaboration and positive outcomes for everyone.
Steps to get it done:
We have been working on this project since Jan 2018, so far we have secured seven of the fourteen screens through grants and donations. We need help to gain funding for the remaining seven screens. Through this project on Spacehive we are looking for funding for one of the remaining seven screens. Once we have all 14 screens in place we anticipate that approximately one thousand children from the East Grinstead area will benefit from this interactive technology.
About the space
West Sussex County Council