micro:bit wins an Edtech 50 award!
We're proud - and surprised - to have won a UK Edtech 50 award!
On Wednesday 28th February, the Edtech50 awards were launched by Edtech UK and Jisc at a House of Lords reception. The awards "recognise products and projects demonstrating effective and impactful use of Edtech in the UK", and the Micro:bit Educational Foundation is proud to announce that we have won an award!
The Rt Hon Damian Hinds MP, secretary of state for education, writing in the launch report, said:
"There are so many reasons to be optimistic about the possibilities for technology across education. Edtech is increasingly supporting improved outcomes across England and internationally, and in my short time as Secretary of State for Education I have already seen how it can support and transform education at every step of the journey.
"The work of inspirational leaders across the sector who are working tirelessly to support education, will be fundamental in ensuring the wider realisation of the opportunities presented by technology; to support improvements across the breadth of our education system.
"I welcome this new initiative to highlight and celebrate many of the people, products and projects that have most impacted education."
This award came as a bit of a surprise as we were unnaware we had been nominated, but we're humbled to have won another prize, in recognition of the brilliant work of the Foundation and our partners over the last year and a half.
Read more about the Edtech50 awards here.