Sponsor an Element Campaign


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from a target of £60,000.00

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The Sponsor an Element Campaign is our final fundraising push to enable us to complete work on our new Biology and Chemistry Laboratories

This a landmark project, bringing the biggest improvement to our Science facilities in over a hundred years.  It will enable us to provide practical science lessons for our 915 pupils and the additional 150 whom we will be admitting over the next four years.  All study Biology and Chemistry as single subjects up to GCSE. 

The building will be even more important for the 80% of our sixth form students who study Biology and/or Chemistry at AS and A Level, and will give them an excellent preparation for studying medicine, engineering, and other science degrees at university.

By supporting the Sponsor an Element Campaign, you will be helping us to finish the new building in time for September 2016. Whether you choose an element to match your age, the initials of a loved one, or because you feel it is significant for life on earth, you will be enabling us to inspire a love of science and discovery.  By becoming a donor, whether Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Diamond or at Pearl level, you will be playing your part in nurturing future generations of scientists, doctors and engineers, perhaps including your own son or grandson.   A list of available element can be seen on our website, and the following donation levels illustrate the impact your gift can make to this important project:

Platinum Donors at £2,500 will sponsor one of the eight noble metals—Gold, Platinum, Silver, Palladium, Ruthenium, Rhodium, Osmium and Iridium, or one of the two main building blocks of life on earth, Hydrogen and Oxygen.  Ten donors at £2,500 will cover the cost of equipping and furnishing one laboratory.

Gold Donors at £1,000 will sponsor one of the six noble gases (Helium, Neon, Argon, Krypton, Xenon, Radon) or one of the eight elements essential for life (Carbon, Nitrogen, Magnesium, Chlorine, Copper, Iron, Sodium, and Potassium)Ten sponsors at £1,000 will cover the cost of teachers’ demonstration desks and teaching equipment (projector, visualiser, sliding whiteboard, etc) in three laboratories.

Silver Donors at £500 will sponsor one of the 30 elements in the Lanthanides and Actinides Series, including the rare earth metals Plutonium, Uranium, Europium, Einsteinium, Curium, Cerium, Mendelevium, and Nobelium.  Six donors giving £500 each would cover the cost of buying a fume cupboard for one of the new chemistry laboratories.

Bronze Donors at £250 will sponsor one of the remaining 60 elements that have been discovered to date, and will help to put all the finishing touches to these essential classrooms.  These elements include Titanium, Calcium, Radium, Caesium, Tin, Iodine, Arsenic, Phospherous, Silicon, Zinc, Barium, Strontium and Fluorine.  60 donors at £250 would enable us to fit out one of the two Prep Rooms in the new building.

As well as sponsoring an element, you can also support the appeal in other ways.  For instance by becoming a:  

Diamond Donor at £120 you will help cover the cost of buying glassware such as test tubes and beakers for one laboratory for a year - that’s enough for approximately 150 practical science lessons for a class of 32 boys

Pearl Donor at £50 you would enable us to buy a supply of Bunsen burners or of boiling tubes for one laboratory for a year

All donors will be recognised on a board in the new building.  Sponsors of individual elements will also be able to nominate a name/s to appear on the large period table which will be permanently displayed in the lobby of the new building.  All donors will also receive an invitation to the grand opening of the new building. 

If you would like further information about the appeal or any aspect of Reading School development project, please contact Henry Nolan on 0118 9015600 ext 249 or email hnolan@Reading-School.co.uk.

Select the amount you wish to give

£50.00  Pearl Donor

£120.00  Diamond Donor

£250.00  Bronze Donor

£500.00  Silver Donor

£1000.00  Gold Donor-Noble Gases & Essential Elements

£2500.00  Platinum Donor-Noble Metals, Hydrogen, Oxygen

Be the first fundraiser for this campaign.


Total donations: £23,410.00

Maozhen Li and Man Qi


£120.00 (+ £30.00 giftaid)

A small contribution to my sons Siyuan and Sida's beloved school.

Serena Santoro-Fergusson


£180.00 (+ £45.00 giftaid)



£120.00 (+ £30.00 giftaid)

With thanks for finding my wallet and good luck with your fundraising.



£250.00 (+ £62.50 giftaid)

Family Winiecki Duaso


£500.00 (+ £125.00 giftaid)

Edmund Bradley


£120.00 (+ £30.00 giftaid)



£250.00 (+ £62.50 giftaid)

Nigel Blaker


£500.00 (+ £125.00 giftaid)

Arnav Tyagi



Arnav Tyagi - 7S

Mrs Hong Liu (Jim's Mum Yr7 2016)


£250.00 (+ £62.50 giftaid)

Element Rate Reserved? Dedication Thallium £250 RESERVED Jim Li, Yr7 2016 (Also known as Li, Rujing)


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