Laptop Appeal response

Sun 7th February 2021 at 12.27 pm - Sun 7th March 2021 - 2.27 pm

Following the Club's appeal the community responded with a number of items and generous donations of money.




Following the Club’s appeal for laptops and tablets for local schools the community responded with a number of items and generous donations of money.


The Minerva Learning Trust schools, The Sir John Colfox Academy, Bridport Primary, Burton Bradstock CE Primary and St Mary’s CE Primary now say that they have sufficient laptops for their pupils but are in desperate need of portable USB visualisers for teachers to interact online realtime with their pupils.


The Rotary club has added to the donations and handed over the sum of £2,500 to enable the purchase of 50 visualisers for schools in the Minerva Learning Trust.


Adam Shelley the head at the Sir John Colfox Academy explained the use of the visualisers and thanked the Bridport Rotary Club for its generosity.


Visualisers are small mounted cameras that will allow teachers to demonstrate and share resources with students. This can be either in the classroom or when remote learning. These can be used in all areas of the curriculum. They are fantastic to:


1)    Model the process of writing and demonstrating the thought process

2)    Demonstrate a technique for example a new art medium or a science experiment

3)    Share examples of student work with the class

4)    Live marking of work

5)    Integrating text and drawing our key points

6)    Modelling a maths equation


In fact, everything you could think of doing as a teaching and learning activity can be done using a visualiser. These linked with Microsoft Teams can be great as part of a live lesson or pre-recorded video.