Activate Learning teacher Alice Eardley reached the finals of a national award for excellence in STEM teaching.
Alice, who teaches English in the group’s Technology faculty, was shortlisted from around 70 nominees for the ENTHUSE Celebration Awards for the London and South East region.
The shortlisting recognises Alice’s work on Oxfordshire 2030, a project backed by Peter Brett Associates to bring English skills to life. The project involved 45 students from the Technology Campus at City of Oxford College in a challenge to find suitable development sites for 2,000 new homes in the county.
Inspired by a real-life challenge, the students worked with mentors from Peter Brett to research, write and present their findings. This enabled them to develop their English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills as they prepared for their GCSE exams.
The shortlisting recognises how Alice helped to bring core English skills to life in a project linked to students’ engineering programmes and future careers.
The ENTHUSE Celebration Awards are a celebration of the impact of continuing professional development across all STEM subjects.