Great North Greats

We were invited to attend and to speak at the inspirational ‘Great North Greats’ Conference on the 1st October as part of the Great North Run Culture Programme. They were interested to hear form the Engine Heads about our research into SOLEs and how this is challenging teaching and learning.

The conference featured many incredible people who have made extraordinary things happen in the North East.  The speakers either worked in the North East of England, were born here, came to live here or simply believe that the North East is a place of fantastic innovation and creativity.

We heard from world class scientist Danielle George, Olympic Volley Ball Champions Peter Bakare and Nathan French and Shadow Culture Secretary Chi Onwurah amongst others. I really enjoyed ,Director of Great North Run’s Culture Programme, Beth Bate’s talk about the power of Arts and Culture in our region.  It was really uplifting.

We were delighted to have the opportunity and share the stage with Professor Sugata Mitra and talk about our involvement in SOLE and the changing face of education.  The Engine Heads, Mille, Lucy R and Alfie did a superb job of sharing their insights and experience with over 250 delegates.  They are so passionate about learning and this really came across. I was very proud of them.

Students from both our Sunnydale Campus and Aycliffe Site did us proud as delegates who show ambition, curiosity, creativity, dedication and passion about making things happen. What a great bunch.



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