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Easy Ear Training tells us why music education is a powerful force for social good

Nexter Easy Ear Training tells us why music education is so imporant and how he is transforming the education scheme, Music education is a powerful force for social good. It increases our understanding and appreciation of a wide variety of cultures. It helps us communicate and empathise with others. In children it even boosts academic achievement in key subject areas. Former US...

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5th Big Society Award Winners Reception – Meeting the Prime Minister!

The 5th Big Society Award Winners Reception at No.10 Downing Street: “The creativity, innovation and compassion that is out there in our country it never ceases to amaze me.”  David Cameron, Prime Minister  On Monday 10th June, 16 groups of Big Society Award Winners were invited to No.10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister, in recognition of their outstanding achievements and...

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Apps for Good Awards 2013 winners announced: a new generation of UK digital makers equipped for the future

Yesterday, 12th June Apps For Good, the UK based technology education initiative announced the six winning teams in its 2013 Awards programme. Travelling from schools right across the UK, the 24 teams of students aged 11 to 18 came together to pitch in front of  a panel of technology industry leaders for their chance to work with some of London’s...

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“The UK can create IT Rockstars” – and Student@home is one them!

Student@home one of the talented social tech entrepreneurs on the Nexters programme, has been awarded the Social Entrepreneurs Prize at the Annual ITC Enterprise Awards Ceremony on 7th June. We wanted to take this opportunity to congratulate them for this Award which is recognised as the ‘Oscars of the UK Technology Industry’, a huge accolade! ITC Enterprise Awards were set up...

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Rory Sutherland leads Ogilvy in driving change through Pimp My Cause

Pimp My Cause, one of the social technology entrepreneurs on our Nexters programme, has shared news of their recent fantastic collaboration with Ogilvy. Rory Sutherland leads Ogilvy in driving change through Pimp My Cause Rory Sutherland, Vice-Chairman of Ogilvy & Mather UK and world-leading proponent of behavioural economics is leading a new collaboration between Pimp My Cause and Ogilvy. Rory Sutherland became an ambassador for...

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