1 Mile Project Launch
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1 Mile Project Launch

1 Mile Project Launch

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Block D Hackney Community College

Falkirk Street

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N1 6HQ

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“In Hackney...the education offer has gone from being probably the worst to becoming one of the best, not just in London, but in the UK... But we cannot afford to be complacent.”

- Mayor Jules Pipe.

Join us to celebrate transformation of education in Hackney and the launch of the 1 Mile Project - a new initiative empowering teachers around Tech City to make a difference.

Rocket Fund is a new crowdfunding platform for schools, built by Nesta (the UK’s innovation foundation). It enables teachers to buy the equipment or services that they think will have the biggest impact on their students' education, by raising money from local businesses and their community.

Following a successful pilot in UK schools, and inspired by a hugely impactful model in the USA, Edspace have partnered with Nesta to bring Rocket Fund to Tech City.

We've called it the 1 Mile Project: aiming to support the 61 schools within a 1 mile radius of Edspace.

Come along to hear about educational transformation in Hackney, the range of exciting things going on now and how you can help a local school in the future.

Schedule:

Introduction: Sophie Bailey - Founder, Edtech Podcast

Transforming primary education: Michelle Thomas - Executive Head, New Wave Federation and TeachMeet organiser

Transforming secondary education: Martin Buck, Head of Secondary, Hackney Learning Trust

Using creative public spaces to unleash imagination: Ben Payne - Co-Director, Ministry of Stories

How teachers are creating their own coding and robotics curriculum: Toby Martin Hughs - Education Product Manager, SAM Labs

Launching the 1 Mile Project: Ben Gill - Product Manager at Nesta and Launch Pilot at Rocket Fund

Followed by Edspace Spring Drinks social.

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Block D Hackney Community College

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