24 October 2015
Anglia Ruskin University

STEAM Co : Powering communities to inspire primary children with creativity.

Nick Corston STEAM Co

Session type: Keynote
Session duration: 45 minutes

About this Keynote

In this talk, Nick will tell the story of how, inspired by Sir Ken Robinson's No 1 TED talk, he set out to 'walk the talk' and has helped communities go into primary schools to work with teachers.

He will describe a vision to establish STEAM Co. as a national charity and go into every UK primary school. He'll show why it has been nominated for awards for engaging all aspects of the community from parents to businesses, arts bodies and creatives and his plan to get some of the UK, if not the world's most famous creative talent involved.

Nick hopes that every member of the audience will want to go away and help run a STEAM CO. Day in a local primary or otherwise connect.

About the Speaker

Nick is quite chuffed to have got to a stage in his life for Wired and The Guardian have said he's 'a man on a mission'.

With an engineering masters, a pioneering career in digital marketing and two sons with a future to worry about, he co-founded an initiative to power communities to inspire primary children with creativity across the STEAM skills of Science, Tech, Engineering, ART and Maths.

STEAM Co has received global media coverage is now looking for funding to help roll it out across the country into every UK primary and has already received support from companies like BT, Cass Art, Google and National Grid among others.

He is also currently helping ReadingWise launch an online literacy intervention to jump-start reading for the 20% who struggle.

Nick's mantra (c/o Seth Godin): 'Art is what we call it when what we do might connect people". Which is why he spells STEM with an 'A'.