The iOi Schools Programme provides resources, teacher training, and live digital broadcast workshops set around different themes.
The iOi Schools Programme builds skills such as confidence, creative thinking, collaboration and curiosity as well as literacies such as, engineering, digital literacy, and coding skills.
The OECD’s 2022 PISA Creative Thinking Assessment has highlighted that most education stakeholders agree that creative thinking is a key competence that young people need to be prepared for the future.
So, what is creative thinking?
“The competence to engage productively in the generation, evaluation, and improvement of ideas that can result in original and effective solutions, advances in knowledge, and impactful expressions of imagination.” – OECD
The iOi Schools Programme will support students with developing and boosting vital skills like creative thinking through our content and delivery of workshops to prepare children for their future in our ever-changing world.
Our first theme, Save Make Reinvent, is all about sustainability – allowing children to explore and understand how we can imagine what a sustainable world could look like and what we might do to create it.
Our new additional Schools Programme theme for Spring 2023 will be launching very soon!
What is the iOi Schools Programme?
We work with a range of schools offering the programme FREE of charge across eight initial boroughs: Newham, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Greenwich, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Barking and Dagenham to provide engaging and interactive educational opportunities for children and young people. Our workshops cover state schools and schools supporting SEND. We will be extending this programme outside of London in 2023.
The programme provides:
- Unlimited workshops such as Junk Bots, Digital Storytelling, Coding Inventions in Save Make Reinvent
- Free toolkit provided by Gratnells sent directly to you before the programme starts
- Teacher Training to further understand 21st century skills and competencies and how to incorporate this into your teaching and learning (can be accessed on demand)
- Free resources for teaching around key themes to compliment the National Curriculum
- Show and Tell sessions to share and engage across peers and schools.
Loved by teachers and children!
“The iOi helped us use our imagination. We use our collaborative skills to create something new.”
– Pupil, Keir Hardie Primary School
“I thoroughly recommend as there are plenty of cross curricular links, it’s a big thumbs up from us here at Duncombe!”
– Headteacher, Duncombe Primary
“I liked how we got to make our own world and how we could use our imagination.”
– Pupil, Newham
“It was a good ‘wow moment’. It reignites their (both teachers and children’s) interest, pushes them. It was a boost, so even the teachers can highlight what they were learning.”
– Katie, ICT Lead
“The programme brought on their creativity. It highlighted critical thinking, ability to adapt, and multi-tasking.”
– Nick, Teacher, Keir Hardie Primary School
Chat with us
If you’re a school focussing on children aged 5-11 and want to find out more about how to get involved with Save Make Reinvent, then book in a slot to chat with one of our team members. Or you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.