Reed’s School in Cobham launches FutureTech project
A new educational initiative developed by Reed’s School launched last week, with a wealth of industry leaders united behind the scheme.
FutureTech aims to inspire the entrepreneurs of tomorrow to integrate the worlds of design, science, technology, engineering and maths.
Companies including Siemens WPP’s The Brand Union, Lego education and Cargill joined forces with the school to develop FutureTech, which will deliver opportunities for pupils to “think intelligently, create boldly and work smartly” in developing new ideas and solutions to real, everyday problems.
Reed’s School, Cobham, will champion the project in a new building within the school grounds, containing a range of facilities including 3D, digital and engineering studios and automotive, electronics and robotic facilities.
The initiative, launched on Friday, October 19, will be rolled out to a network of partner state primary and secondary schools in deprived areas of inner London and Surrey, helping to raise aspirations and performances.
David Jarrett, headteacher, and David Atkins, director of studies, at Reed’s School said: “In FutureTech, we are aiming - both as an educational facility and a philosophy that is assimilated across the curriculum - to nurture commercial thinking in young minds and encourage students to become the entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
“This is a dynamic process that will continue to develop over time.”
The FutureTech programme will include many key elements such as a regular series of lectures given by industry leaders to complement the cross-curricular approach.