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Ark Schools Appeal

Ark Bolingbroke Academy Art & DT Department

Fundraising for ARK Schools

32 %
£1,803.50
raised of £5,600 target
by 20 supporters
Donate

ARK Schools

Ark is an education charity which runs a network of 34 non-selective academies offering high-quality education to children of all backgrounds. Our goal is to create outstanding schools so that every pupil has the opportunity to go to university or to pursue the career of their choice.

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This appeal is to raise money for the Art and Design and Technology Department at Ark Bolingbroke Academy. Out of the 841,000 private sector businesses based in London, 18% are in the technical activities sector and 15% are in the construction sector. This has been recognized by the academy which is why future development plans are to concentrate sixth form subjects to have a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) focus. It is essential that we provide our pupils with the right training for these areas of employment as they are currently providing the greatest source of income to the UK’s economy. Companies within the technical sector would expect their employees to be able to use 3D Printers and we aim to prepare our pupils for this by fundraising for this equipment. Training in school would give our pupils a clear advantage to those who have not had any. Our aim is to raise £5,600 so that we have two operational 3D printers by September 2016.

To date with the support of our Parent Council, we have reserved a pitch at the Spring Fair to generate funding. Pupils have been working hard to create products to sell on the stall and have even offered to help run it on the day. Your support for this project would help our pupils
have the edge over others in the future, as well as the added benefit of being able to manufacture high quality outcomes for their GCSE and A-Level coursework. It is detailed in the exam specification assessment criteria that pupils are expected to be able to use Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacture equipment with confidence for both GCSE and A-Level qualifications. The opportunity to be able to use the software and 3D printers would ensure our pupils have exceptional coursework outcomes and knowledge in this area. Please donate generously to this worthwhile cause!

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