Three teachers from Ardleigh Green Primary school are taking to the Thames on Saturday 1st July to take part in the Suunto Great London Swim!

They are each swimming the length of 1 mile, hoping to raise enough money to buy chrome books for every child in year 5 as well as trolleys to accommodate them.

According to the rocket fund website:
Our aim is to raise enough money to go towards providing every child in Year 5 with their own chrome book for use in school. We have already provided our Year 6 pupils with chrome books and have found them to have had a profound effect on teaching and learning, pupil progress and pupil engagement. Chrome books are used on a daily basis in Year 6 for Maths and English activities on programs such as RM easi, Mathletics and Education City (to name a few!).

We have also rolled out the use of Google Classroom throughout the school, where each child has access to a virtual learning platform within the safety of the school network.

Ardleigh Green has also taken part in a national coding/maths project this year with UCL Institute of Education and Sheffield Hallam University and the use of the chrome books in Year 6 has made the teaching of maths through coding so much easier as the chrome books turn on and off quickly, keep power for hours and are small enough to fit in children’s trays so they have access to them throughout the day without wasting precious time!

You can find out more about the fund raising project on the School’s rocket fund page