New sponsors for 2015!

The Educate Awards is delighted to announce that MerseySTEM and National Citizen Service have joined The Educate Awards 2015 as associate sponsors.

MerseySTEM work on lots of different projects to bring exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to schools across the North West.

Described as the ‘hidden wiring in the system’, MerseySTEM work hard to build and maintain relationships with schools, businesses, industry, colleges and universities so that they can strategically match-make opportunities with need.

The work it does to promote STEM makes it the perfect match to sponsor the Science Project of the Year category.

Michelle Dow, Managing Director of MerseySTEM, says: “It is an honour and a pleasure for MerseySTEM to be a sponsor for The Educate Awards and we are so proud to be funding the Science Project of the Year Award!

“The awards recognise so many areas of education, the scope of categories is fantastic. MerseySTEM are all about facilitating and promoting STEM, what better way than to give recognition to schools who are excelling in Science. We can’t wait to attend the ceremony, celebrate the projects and congratulate the winner.”

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 16 to 17 year olds to experience new challenges, learn new skills and make new friends on a four or two week government-backed programme. NCS gives young people skills, opportunities and experiences they can use to succeed in life, whatever they choose to do.

This year, NCS will sponsor the Outstanding Teaching of Life Skills Award, a new category which awards schools that are equipping students with the skills they need for life, such as money management, cooking skills, mental wellbeing and personal development.

Sarah Hartley, NCS National Marketing Manager, says: “National Citizen Service (NCS) are delighted to be sponsoring The Educate Awards with the Teaching of Life Skills category.

“We believe strongly in the value of helping young people access and achieve the skills, experiences and opportunities that help them to succeed. We want to celebrate those schools who believe as we do, in the importance of supporting young people to develop the courage, confidence and ability to achieve the personal and social development skills that enable them to progress and succeed throughout life.”

Earlier this year it was announced Connex Education will return as a title sponsor, alongside associate sponsors Adlib Solutions, Carillion plc, The Foundry Agency, Schools 4 Health Knowsley, eCadets, Paul Crowley & Co, Liverpool Hope University, Greater Merseyside Learning Providers’ Federation, Vivark and The City of Liverpool College.