OK, it’s not often you get the chance to live out a childhood fantasy and take over a school for the day, but that’s exactly what we did on December 15th 2015.
We were given the keys (metaphorically) to Tech City College, an aspirations academy in Old Street, east London, to teach 16-18 year olds how to code, use social media effectively, the key points of cyber security and prototyping an app from scratch.
Held thanks to continued support from Barclays, we were thrown in at the deep end in front of 120 pupils, all initially unsure what to expect and whether we’d be worth listening to.
Thanks to the efforts of our inspirational trainers Lewie and Marta, it wasn’t long until they realised having Freeformers in charge would be fun and instructive. The prizes on offer of an Apple TV and selfie sticks certainly helped captured their attention too.