Schools

Hyndland Primary pupils turn video stars in fundraising pitch for new IT equipment

By Ian Marland at

A team of tech-savvy pupils are launching a fundraising drive for much-needed school equipment.

To help get their message out to local businesses and organisations, the children at Hyndland Primary School have put together a short video.

In it, they make their pitch for £1,500 to buy new digital tools for their IT suite.

Rocket fund video

Stars: the pupils put across their pitch for funds in a mini-video

Teacher Victoria Moir said the children – or digital leaders as they are known – have been driving the fundraising.

The campaign is through Rocket Fund, which is a crowdfunding platform for schools, designed to enable students to access the latest technology.

Ms Moir said: “We are hoping to reach out to the local community and perhaps local businesses who would be interested in donating.

“Our project will launch on Monday (December 3) and last day for donations will be Friday 18 January.

‘Pushing for donations’

“We are also pushing for a few donations in the first few days as the first 20 schools to raise £250 will receive a boost (grant) of £250 for their project.”

She said: “It is mainly our digital leaders who are driving this project.

“They have researched what they think we should purchase and the benefits of each item.

“They have also created a mini promo video (which is on our Twitter page) to advertise that we are trying to raise money.”

She added: “We don’t have a lot of physical technology within the school to use during digital learning sessions apart from our ICT suite which only has 16 computers.

“By fundraising we would be able to purchase items that the whole school can use outwith their designated ICT suite slot and through lots of different areas of the curriculum.

“The items we are hoping to purchase will be listed on our Rocket Fund page when it launches on Monday, it also has a description of why we feel each item would benefit the children in the school.”

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