We have worked in partnership with the Transformation Trust since 2010/11 designing and delivering workshops and resources. The Transformation Trust is an educational charity, set up in 2009 with the support of funding from private businesses, that works with some of the most challenged schools in the country.
Here’s a selection of the activities we have designed / delivered with the Trust:
Powering Transformation with DELL is a programme that allows students to explore uses of new technology AND create lasting change. We designed the programme to support schools in creating solutions to local problem using £30k of loaned technology. Teams of students make and upload videos about social or environmental issues and their solutions with winning schools earning days out and technology prizes
Prudential Skills for Life is a mentoring scheme for Year 12 students that we designed in partnership with the Prudential and the Transformation Trust.
Barclays LifeSkills sessions – we have delivered and facilitated LifeSkills workshops since 2012 with the Transformation Trust across the UK. People Skills, Money Skills and Work Skills are all delivered – with Barclays volunteer staff – into challenged schools and our aim is to support disadvantaged students to improve their skills.
Rock Club – sponsored by the Nationwide Building Society – is a brilliant maths challenge and series of resources for Year 7 / 8s in schools and was designed around the Trust’s Rock Assembly – where 10,000 students come free to Wembley arena for an end of term gig! Rock Club explores the ‘secret maths’ behind music events and we run it as a full enterprise day as well as in class room sessions.
Here are some statistics from a recent Rock Club session in a school in S E London:
1) Over 98% students said Rock Club was brilliant.
2) 74% felt more confident after Rock Club.
3) 86% felt they had learnt something new.
4) 78% felt they worked better with other people.
5) 69% felt more able to cope with challenging situations.
6) 88% wanted to do better at school after Rock Club.
7) 41% felt their maths had improved as a result of Rock Club.