SPOTTED: Conscious Communications get out and about this spring
Kathryn takes 2016 cohort of Marshal Papworth students to Borough Market
The 2016 cohort of Marshal Papworth students, on their first ever trip out of Africa, learned lessons in business and entrepreneurship from market traders at London’s Borough Market. The scholarship students from five African countries – in week one of their 10 week course – are based at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire and have a packed schedule of classroom study and hands-on field trips ahead of them.
The team manages Cambridge Reading Adventures launch event and competitions
Zoë, Sophie and Lucy worked with Cambridge University Press to manage and host the launch of the new primary reading series, Cambridge Reading Adventures, at UCL’s (University College London) prestigious Institute of Education (IOE), on Monday 18 April. The event offered storytelling and illustration workshops for the Year 3 pupils in attendance from Netley Primary School, London, and saw the official launch of two new and exciting creative competitions – Digital Storytellers and Young Illustrators – for children aged four to 10 around the world. See more here.
FXP in Cambridge News
The Future Experience Points (FXP) Festival, which Conscious Communications will run from 25 to 27 June, was featured in Cambridge News recently. The event, hosted at Cambridge Regional College, offers school and college aged students a chance to participate in a 48 hour games jam, attend workshops and presentations, and hear from industry mentors.
We wanted to create an initiative that would open students’ eyes to the possibilities that are available to them in creative, digital industries, and to support the education sector in its delivery of the new computer science curriculum. Although only in its inaugural year, we are already receiving enquiries about the 2017 event – watch this space!
Happy Chicks in the East of England
In early May Kathryn headed over to the East of England showground to attend Kids Country’s ‘Happy Chicks Day’, one in a series of education events from the East of England Agricultural Society. The event offers school children the chance to learn about poultry and to see two day old chicks first-hand. The children also learn about the science of eggs, animal welfare, and nutrition.