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
Striving for victory at Drapers’ Academy
Last week, the Mayor’s Fund were invited to Drapers’ Academy in Havering to support their in-school Count on Us Secondary Maths Challenge tournament! Over 50 pupils from across Years 8 & 9 were invited to take part in the tournament after having practised hard in Maths lessons.
In a real three-round tournament, the pupils challenged each other to shape and geometry puzzles, the fast-paced and exciting 24 Game®, and then became problem-solvers in the elusive codebreaking round. Showing lots of resilience and enthusiasm, all pupils were aiming to qualify for the Drapers’ Academy school team, who’ll be going ahead to compete in the first round of the London-wide tournament in April.
The Count on Us Secondary Challenge is one of our flagship numeracy programmes, engaging Key Stage 3 pupils from across London in a range of competitive maths activities, all with the aim to make maths fun, exciting and creative. This year, 75 schools from all over London are taking part, in the hope to make it to the Grand Final at City Hall in the summer term!
This is Drapers’ Academy’s third consecutive year of entering the Secondary Challenge, and motivation is high to make it through to the next stage. A big thank you to Ms Ahmed and her colleagues for organising the tournament, to the Sixth-Formers for acting as referees on the day, and most importantly to all the pupils who attended to show their love for maths. See you soon at the Regional Heats!
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