In this blog, Creativity Works graduate Rachael Simões tells us how the programme has advanced her career and what she’s up to now. Name: Rachael Simões Age: 21 Occupation: Junior Creative at Grey London “I applied for the Creativity Works programme the summer after finishing my A-Levels. After deciding that university wasn’t right for me,
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.
Top tips for success with Access Aspiration
As part of our commitment to shining a light on the issues that matter most to young people, we reached out to our Student Ambassadors to talk about their thoughts, feelings and concerns for the future. Here, Student Ambassador Basma talks about how to make the most of the programme as a student. “The Access
Finding opportunity with Access Aspiration
As part of our commitment to shining a light on the issues that matter most to young people, we reached out to our Student Ambassadors to talk about their thoughts, feelings and concerns for the future. In this blog, Nawal shares their advice for students signing up to the programme. As the end of Year