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 8: Teaching teachers, returning stars & World Cup winners
England’s most capped rugby player, World Cup winner and RFU President, Jason Leonard OBE, dropped in for breakfast with Boris Johnson and Daily Telegraph Chief Sports Writer, Paul Hayward, on Thursday morning.
Paul Hayward quizzed the Mayor and Jason Leonard on all things rugby and literacy, at the Park Lane Hilton, as we focused on the importance of being able to read – indeed, one in five London Primary School pupils currently head to Secondary School behind in literacy.
Further west that morning, Jamal Edwards MBE was preaching the importance of numeracy at Acton High, his old secondary school. The young entrepreneur was visiting the Memorial Gardens and allotment that pupils had created with the funding they won at City Pitch last year.
Founder of SBTV and social media extraordinaire, Jamal, had already visited his primary school earlier in the week to open the edible garden that they had built with funding won from another City Pitch event earlier in 2015. He spoke to the Berrymede assembly about aspiration and how to achieve goals.
We rushed back from Acton High School on Thursday afternoon to catch the second of two Primary Challenge training sessions with 50 London teachers coming to City Hall to learn about the 2016 Challenge. Be sure to sign up your school before the 6 November!
And it’s not just the minds of young Londoners we’ll be testing in 2016. Our Parental Engagement briefings also took place last week where teachers were learning about how we plan to alter the attitude of parents towards maths.
Cosi Care eczema relief – 2019 Creative Industries winner
Lauren Bell, 2019 Creative Industries Award winner, Cosi Care “When I entered the competition, I was a designer. Now I am an entrepreneur.” Lauren Bell, used her experiences with chronic eczema to create Cosi Care – a line of products to relieve the symptoms of eczema and other skin conditions. Designed with children in mind,
Fighting electronic waste – 2018 Tech finalist
Re-inventing the circuit board for the circular economy Tech Finalist at the 2018 awards, Jiva made it through to the finals with their key product Soluboard. Soluboard is designed to be a replacement for the plastic base of circuit boards used in all our electronics. The boards are made with natural fibres and a number