About our partnership with The British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. They work with over 100 countries in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Last year they reached over 75 million people directly and 758 million people overall including online, broadcasts and publications. They make a positive contribution to the countries they work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust. Founded in 1934 they are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body. We receive 15 per cent core funding grant from the UK government.

For more information, please visit: https://www.britishcouncil.org

For any queries about British Council partnerships please contact: partnershipsteam@britishcouncil.org

As founding partners of the Micro:bit Educational Foundation, Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive Officer of the British Council says: "This is an exciting and ground-breaking initiative that creates opportunities for young people to access vital 21st century skills, achieving great impact at low cost. This is a genuinely new kind of partnership, bringing the best of creative, technical and entrepreneurial expertise together, and enabling us to leverage our international educational expertise with these other great brands."

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