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This year, The Gateway Academy was our winning school for the highly competitive Big Energy Project Challenge 2014. True to its values of ‘encouraging lifelong learning and an interest in the world around them’, these select students presented an exceptional project which eventually won them a trip to London where they were treated to two days of further learning, science based fun activities and even a night out in the West End!

On the first day, our winning team left bright and early on a train to London headed to their first stop – Kings College, London where they participated in a practical and investigative Science workshop exploring ‘dye-sensitised solar cells’ and ‘Hydrogen Fuel Cells’. The students thoroughly enjoyed the hands-on fun of creating their own alternative power supply to fuel objects and measure energy output. Having spent an afternoon in lab coats, the students were then taken on a bird’s eye tour of London in the much famed London Eye where they enjoyed spectacular wintery views.

The next day saw the team visiting EDF’s headquarters where they met with EDF Energy and the Transformation Trust representatives to present their campaign and learn a little more about the work surrounding EDF Energy. A trip to the Science Museum with a tour and talk on electricity hosted by a costumed Michael Faraday followed, including a visit to the exhibition on Energy: Fuelling the Future, in particular was greatly enjoyed by all. The team hit London’s West End to watch Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. After two days of discovery and well deserved fun, it was time for the team to leave the bright lights of London and head home where we hope they will continue to excel in their fields of work.


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Saving the Day is our completely free brand-new savings and budgeting game for 11-16-year-olds, created with Nationwide Education and an award-winning games designer.

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Six different characters, six different problems – fix their finances and balance their time, health, and happiness to achieve their aims.

 Sign up today to access our professionally developed lesson plans and to be eligible to win £1000 of school equipment. As a special Christmas treat, for everyone 100 students your school can get through the game before Christmas you will receive an entry into a Fortnum and Mason hamper prize draw for your staff room.



Line up for Rock Assembly!

We are delighted to confirm our line up for Rock Assembly 2015! Artists and bands to perform include chart topping Example, the Rizzle Kicks and Maverick Sabre. They will be joined by the fabulous Dixon Brothers, M.O, Melissa Steel and Rebecca James. Other artists will be announced at the event, which promises to be our biggest and loudest Rock Assembly ever!

10,000 students from 125 schools will be attending Rock Assembly, and before the concert they will all be visiting the Futures Fair, where they can engage with a top flight range of companies and universities, including British Airways, Barclays, Coca Cola Enterprises, Facebook, Hilton, Nationwide and many, many more!

Want to come to Rock Assembly 2015? Of course you do!

We are putting the finishing touches to the greatest assembly you will ever attend – Rock Assembly returns to the Wembley Arena on 1st July this year. We are finalising the line-up now, and will start announcing acts in the near future. Just know that this year is going to be bigger and better than ever!

And alongside Rock Assembly we will be running the Futures Fair, where you can meet employers and universities to discuss your plans for life after school. We have a range of top companies already confirmed – more details to follow in the coming weeks.

If you want to come to the biggest and best schools event in the UK, watch this space! We will announce how you can get your tickets very soon!


Rock Assembly 2015 is coming and we are already planning the biggest and best event yet.

By supporting Rock Assembly our brand partners are having an immediate and far reaching impact on the lives of these young people.

If you’d like to learn more about how your company can benefit from this unique opportunity – whether its through the massive exposure to a 10,000 strong audience or the powerful demonstration of your social commitment – we want to hear from you.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities and how to get involved please contact David Dawnay at The Transformation Trust on the details below: | 0207 148 0934

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Brand Partner site – Rock Assembly 2015