Partnership is at the heart of Make.Learn.Share. as the name suggests. Below are the main partners who have been supporting us so far or who have pledged to support us going forward, working alongside Young Ambassadors from five schools across Sheffield. We are hoping to collaborate with many more partners particularly employers from the IT and digital sectors so please get in touch if you are interested.
Sheffield Children’s University
"Sheffield Children’s University tracks, rewards and celebrates children and young people’s participation in extra learning beyond the normal school day. Children and young people attending a school in Sheffield can be awarded one credit for each hour of learning activity they take part in.
"Sheffield Children’s University supports the Sheffield City Council bid for the NESTA Digital Maker Fund. If successful Sheffield Children’s University will be able to accredit the out-of-hours learning taking place in those Sheffield schools which are part of our network."
Helen Nichols, Assistant Service Manager: Enrichment, Sheffield City Council Lifelong Learning, Skills & Communities, Children & Young People & Families Service
Sheffield City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
"The Sheffield City Region Local Economic Partnership (LEP) is strategically committed to developing our capacity for innovation and economic growth at the convergence of the digital, creative and manufacturing sectors. We need to do this by engaging people of all ages in new ways of thinking and new skills - not just in Sheffield but right across our city region. MAKE:LEARN:SHARE offers to establish a model that we could exploit broadly geographically and demographically to that end."
David Grey MBE, LEP Board member, OSL Group Chairman, Master Cutler elect
Sheffield Community Network
"A Digital Media Centre (DMC) is an open, EU-funded space which is equipped with up-to-date IT equipment and software and is available to all. There are 12 centres based at the heart of communities across Sheffield. They are hosted by a mixture of organisations who work in the Voluntary and Community sector.
"These would be made available for use by the NESTA Digital Makers project.
"By offering face-to -face support, particularly with how new technologies can help, they provide potential entrepreneurs with support in developing business and social enterprise ideas."
Robert Walker, Project Manager, Sheffield Community Network, Sheffield City Council Lifelong Learning Skills and Communities (LLSC)
Sheffield Hallam University
"The work we are currently doing with local schools to support the (re-)introduction of Computer Science in Schools chimes with your own proposal and activities, with strong potential for synergy between us. Your connection into Primary Schools is especially important."
Dr Peter Collingwood, Subject Group Leader, "Software Engineering, Graphics and Multimedia", Centre for Education in Computing, Dept of Computing, Faculty of ACES, Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield ILS eLearning Team
The Sheffield eLearning Team aims to support continuous improvement in learning in the city through the application and embedding of learning technologies in schools and other educational settings. This includes supporting teachers to deliver an exciting and creative Computing curriculum in Primary, Secondary and Special schools. The team provides the Make:Learn:Share ambassadors with training on the latest technologies, in order to provide the impetus for innovation and digital making across the city.
University of Sheffield
“As an existing partner working on the Made in Sheffield Computer Science Programme, the University of Sheffield fully supports the Make Learn Share project. We offer the current cohort of Computer Science Ambassadors an enhanced training programme in the latest digital technologies. The opportunity for them to deliver peer-to-peer training is a great way to engage and excite younger students, as well as embed their own learning.”
Professor Guy J Brown, Acting Head of Department, Department of Computer Science, University of Sheffield