Monday December 7, 2015
We are delighted to announce that Edcoms recently won the Learning Award for our work with Samsung UK on its Digital Classroom.
Samsung's Digital Classroom aims to make digital learning accessible to as many young people as possible, with a focus on working in deprived areas.
Launched in 2013, as a pilot in six primary schools, the scheme now operates in 15 schools, five youth centres and three cultural organisations across the UK, reaching more than 37,000 children each year.
The programme targets schools where at least 35 per cent of pupils are eligible for free school meals and with limited or no access to technology equipment. They are given tablets, interactive whiteboards, wireless printers and year-round technical support plus training for teachers over three years.
Evaluation of the scheme suggests digital classrooms have contributed to a significant improvement in academic results. One school reported the highest ever results for one of its year groups that had benefited from the new resources.
The Learning Award is just one of 15 awards that EdComs has won since 2013. Other recent wins recognising their outstanding work with brands included collaborations with Clarks, GSK and the Gas Safe Charity. Last month, the agency won Gold at the EVCOM Clarion Awards for Get Set to Make a Change, a national engagement project connecting young people with their communities, run on behalf the British Olympic Foundation and the British Paralympic Association and funded by the Big Lottery Fund.