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We’re incredibly excited to have been shortlisted for the Digital Leaders 100 Awards for our RE: CODE London schools sessions, in partnership with LEGO® Group and the Mayor of London. We’ve been nominated in the Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year category – you can vote for us until 11 May.

What have we been nominated for?

In 2017, we joined forces with the Mayor of London and LEGO® Group to launch RE:CODE London, a new initiative which provides London’s primary school children with a coding and robotics-based challenge to encourage them to think critically and help tackle some of our city’s biggest challenges.

RE:CODE London gives young Londoners aged 9-11 the chance to take on a real-life coding challenge, building their confidence and creative problem-solving skills. Students work in teams to build and code their own LEGO® robot to meet a modern-day challenge, such as cleaning pollution from the River Thames, or tackling London’s air pollution. So far, over 1,250 students have benefited from these sessions, held at our  Imagination Lab in Lambeth. By the end of 2018 it will reach over 3,000 young Londoners. As part pf the next sessions in April, we will hold a bespoke event for Special Educational Needs (SEND) students, as well as working to highlight women in tech to inspire future digital leaders from all backgrounds later in the year.

RE:CODE London is part of the Mayor’s London Curriculum, which brings the national curriculum to life through hands-on learning experiences and opens up London to all young people. It’s free and aimed at key stage 2 and 3 students. Every child in London deserves the best possible chance for happiness and success to reach their full potential and by engaging children of all backgrounds with real-life scenarios through RE:CODE London, we aim to debunk stereotypes at a young age and spark an interest in STEAM for life.

The category: Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year

The category we have been nominated for is Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year.  Increasingly solutions are not developed or delivered by one sector alone, whether public or private, but require cross-sector collaboration. This award is for a digital product or service that in the last year has had a measurable impact and delivered real outcomes.

RE:CODE London is a collaboration between the charity sector (us!), a private company (LEGO® Group) and the public sector (Mayor of London). We could not have delivered this project without the joint efforts of all the partners involved and we’re really proud to be working with the teams at LEGO® Group and City Hall to make a real impact for London’s students.

What is the Digital Leaders 100 Awards?

The Digital Leaders 100 List launched in 2013 and has become the premier list identifying individuals and teams leading Digital Transformation in the UK. It consists of leaders and organisations who are pioneering change within the public sector, Enterprise, SMEs and Charity Sectors, generated by their peers.

How to vote

Visit the Digital Leaders 100 Awards website and register you email address to start voting. You can vote for organisations across all the categories – you can find us in the Cross-Sector Digital Collaboration of the Year section, all you have to do is click the tick to vote!

VOTE NOW

The RE:CODE London team, from LEGO Group, Mayor of London and the Institute of Imagination at the Imagination Lab. Photo by Kois Miah © GLA.

The RE:CODE London team, from LEGO Group, Mayor of London and the Institute of Imagination at the Imagination Lab. Photo by Kois Miah © GLA.

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