The Pavers Foundation helps school children pave the way with 3D printer

Easingwold Community Primary School has received a donation of £1,800 from The Pavers Foundation through the employee grant initiative. Sarah Linsley who works in HR at the head office in York, applied for the grant to support the school, in which both her children attend. Sarah said:

“I requested funding from the Pavers Foundation for Easingwold Primary School as my two children, Daniel, 8, and Benjamin, 4, attend the school.

The school do a fantastic job of educating the children, but they have a limited budget for new resources. I applied for funding to the Pavers Foundation for new IT equipment.  I am so pleased that my application was successful, the Pavers Foundation donated £1,800 to the school. The school are hoping to buy a 3D printer with the money that was donated, which will be a fantastic resource for the children and teachers to make use of.”

The purchase of a 3D printer is a step in the right direction for Easingwold Primary who aim to provide a modern and relevant curriculum, helping to expand knowledge on technical and digital subjects, however with limited budgets available for the school this has been a difficult dream to achieve.

The school has worked to try and fundraise as much as possible for required resources, and managed to raise £15,000 which was put towards refurbishing the library, creating a wonderfully bright and modern learning space for the children.  

Chris Pearce, Headteacher of the school said:

“We were delighted to receive the generous donation from the Pavers Foundation.

The money we received will fund a 3D printer which will not only support the children’s coding capabilities but will also enrich our curriculum offering in Design Technology and Science. Enrichments such as these, make a real difference to our children and the curriculum they experience. Children will now be able to design and make their own objects. Seeing things leap from the screen into something they can touch and use will be an experience that they will never forget. Brilliant!”

The school teaches 250 pupils from Easingwold and surround villages, all the way from Reception up to Year Six. It’s described as a caring, creative, inclusive and inspiring place for children to learn; The Pavers Foundation is pleased to be able to support the school and help to enrich the learning experience for many.