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Creative technology projects

Every year, we work hard to create immersive learning experiences for our partner schools in collaboration with corporate and cultural organisations across London. These exciting educational experiences saw us work with First News, IBM, Tate and Westminster Abbey last year and we are constantly expanding our network of collaborators.

Some projects may require a small allocation of your support package entitlement. Please check this before booking. High demand is anticipated, so please register your interest as soon as possible.

"The Connected Learning Centre are an important and highly valued voice in our growing network of Associates at Tate Exchange. Their programming is always very considered, innovative, rigorous but most of all… fun"

Tate Exchange Programme Manager

"The CLC not only organises the visits but brings expertise and enthusiasm (in the form of Caitlin!) and exciting digital equipment (that the Garden Museum doesn’t possess). We hosted 15 classes in two weeks and the feedback from teachers was really positive. Children find the sessions engaging and exciting. They learn about the different ways in which you can look at nature and the equipment that can be used to help them see nature up close, in 3-D and virtually!"

The Garden Museum

"We got to do stuff that we can't normally do and this helps children follow their dreams"

Pupil attending The CLC's Tate Exchange project

"IBM's long-standing partnership with London CLC demonstrates the value that such a partnership can bring - to both partners and to our mutual stakeholders - teachers and their students. It's essential that such partnerships are based on mutual objectives: helping young people understand the impacts that technology is having on their lives, and that they have a growing awareness of both the opportunities and challenges that emerging technology presents - and are equipped with the knowledge and skills to address engage effectively. It is only through the partnership that IBM is able to realise those objectives."

Corporate citizenship manager,

"What's so great about each activity... is that children are utilising and developing so many different skills, so there's a lot of problem-solving going on, children are learning new digital skills, and they are working in teams and pairs collaboratively. They are trying it out and seeing what happens and that is the essence of creativity and it's an essential skill for life."

Teacher attending The CLC's Tate Exchange project
The News Project
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Special project in collaboration with First News Education

For a third year, building on two successful previous projects, we are once again partnering with the children’s newspaper First News, fellow member of the national Making Sense of Media and News Literacy networks. This special project with a literacy, PSHE and citizenship, as well as computing focus, highlights our specialist interest in this important aspect of digital and critical literacy.

The News Project will enable participating classes from year 5 to immerse themselves in news and current affairs using First News and the Bett award-winning First News iHUB, which will be provided free of charge during the school-based part of the project over a six week period. Under the guidance of their teacher, pupils will be supported in their development as a community of fully informed news readers. Classes will test their new critical skills and knowledge in the culminating virtual celebration event which will include a news competition and team-based critical literacy and editorial activities. After the event, schools will be able to use the resources from the day in their school.

The project will launch with an introductory CPD session for teachers to set the context, demonstrate resources and to plan for the school-based activities. 

Initial CPD session - Thursday 21st October 4pm-5.00pm. 

Project work undertaken in school - October and November.

Special event - Thursday 25th November 9.30am-2.45pm.

The Garden Museum

The CLC is once again partnering with the Garden Museum to offer a partnership project for KS1 pupils (primarily suited to Yr2). Located next to Lambeth Palace on the bank of the Thames, the museum has an inspiring collection that provides the ideal stimulus for young learners to explore the world around them.

Pupils will use technology alongside the museum’s collection to explore the wonderful world of seeds.

  • How are they planted?
  • How do they spread?
  • What is inside them?

 The Garden Museum has a large collection of seeds and tools that pupils will engage with.

These half-day sessions will take place at the Garden Museum.

There is a limited number of dates available, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Westminster Abbey

Wherever you stand in Westminster Abbey, you will be surrounded by light and colour. From stained-glass windows to wall paintings to the unique Cosmati Pavement, join us to discover over 1,000 years of faith and history through the theme of light and colour. This day-long experience will use guided tours of the Abbey floor and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries to inspire digital creations. Pupils will get to design their own stained-glass window on an iPad, just as David Hockney did for the Queen’s Window, and spend the day photographing examples of light and colour, culminating in the creation of a digital book full of pupil’s thoughts from the day. 

The project starts w/c 7th March 2022 – 5 KS2 classes (30 children per class) across 5 full days

Does your school need a sustained programme in the use of digital technology to underpin your whole school aims and plans?

Our support package covers the following:

Professional learning

Teacher professional development which puts digital at the heart of teaching and learning

Pupil workshops

Engaging, practical workshops for your class, in your school, at our Clapham centre online

Creative technology projects

Engaging, immersive educational experiences with corporate and cultural partners

Consultancy & advice

Get tailored support from our expert team of teachers and technologists

Technology loans

Kit for every classroom

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