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Nesta has launched Classroom Changemakers, a new award programme award for teachers and teaching assistants who have come up with bright ideas on how to give young people the opportunity to get creative and solve problems in maths and computer science.

Classroom Changemakers will see 15 winning secondary school teachers receive:

  • £5000 to invest back into their departments
  • An expenses-paid trip to the Classroom Changemakers final awards ceremony in London for themselves and +1’s with transport and teaching cover provided for
  • Their ideas collated in a report to be shared more widely with the teaching profession.

Applications are open until Monday 24 February and applicants should only need a maximum of 30 minutes to complete a short application form on their idea, its impact on students and what inspired them to develop it. Find out more here.

What is the aim of Classroom Changemakers?

Through these awards Nesta aims to:

  • Reward and celebrate the great work of 15 teachers and teaching assistants through a prize of £5000 towards the applicant’s department and an awards ceremony in London
  • Better understand how teachers and teaching assistants are giving young people the opportunity to be creative and solve problems in maths and computer science
  • Share this understanding and the bright ideas unearthed by the awards with other educators through a report showcasing the winning ideas

How do teachers and teaching assistants enter?

Submit a short application form answering three main questions about the idea here by 9am on Monday 24th February 2020.

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