Sojo also creates space for discussion around sustainable fashion “What I needed was a really easy and hassle-free way for me to get my clothes altered and repaired – that’s when Sojo was born.” Sojo’s mission is to give clothes a second chance to keep them out of landfill for longer. Sojo made the 2020
Blog 7: Losing marbles on a marble floor
It wasn’t exactly marbles, but we did have fun watching 24 Count on Us Maths Club pupils wipe the floor with Lloyd’s of London underwriters and brokers on Wednesday. As the impressive building opened its historic doors to traders at 11am, the 7-11 year-olds were already masterminding how David could slay Goliath. Armed with geodesic domes, a 24® Challenge and a great deal of mental maths practise, the pupils, from Croydon, Newham, Greenwich and Bromley, thoroughly enjoyed the challenge from a very willing bunch of suits. A huge thank you to Lloyd’s of London for making it such a fantastic morning.
We also took full advantage of a schools event run by Team London on the map floor at City Hall with Be the Best You Can Be! (our aspirational programme, supported by Taylor Wimpey) and Count on Us Parental Engagement flyers going like hotcakes.
The Mayor’s Fund team ventured out for a team away day on Thursday. We spent the morning discussing our vision for 2020 and the afternoon testing our 2020 vision at the local archery range. Well done to the following who won medals!
1. Hope McAdam
2. Fiona Kearney
3. Cathy Black
1. Robert Cohen
2. Matthew Patten
3. Phil Jolly
We have another busy week next week featuring two school visits with Jamal Edwards, Count on Us teacher training and a fundraising rugby breakfast with Boris Johnson and Jason Leonard!
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