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1 Mile Project Launch
Thu 2 March 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 GMT
“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.
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
Using DIY laptops to experiment with coding: Daryl Rodrigo - VP and Lead Software Engineer, Pi-Lab
Launching the 1 Mile Project: Ben Gill - Product Manager at Nesta and Launch Pilot at Rocket Fund