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MakeMatic Schools Initiative - Strengthening the foundations of productivity

20 May 2019
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Develop the UN Sustainable Development Goals for schools

Your opportunity to lead the UK Sustainability Awareness Campaign in your community 

 

 


Request to UKBCSD members to collaborate in developing resources for the 21st century workforce

Makematic, a leading UK-based educational video creator are seeking business partners to support the national rollout of their UN Sustainable Development Goal platform, aimed at raising awareness and spurring action among young people and communities on topics such as climate change, plastics and carbon reduction.

I’m sure you’ll have seen the student walk outs around Climate Action across the country over the last few weeks. To help cities and regions across the UK build young people’s growing interest in sustainability and climate action, they have developed a series of 80 bite-sized films and resources for students on the topic of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). You can see samples of the resources here: https://vimeopro.com/Makematic/un-sustainable-development-goals-schools-outreach-initiative

 

Why business should consider doing this

UKBCSD sees clear potential for a successful rollout of this with business sponsors driving the campaign and securing content which is representative of their sustainability actions and priorities. Applying the mantra of creating the 21st century workforce should ring true for many businesses who see skills they need, not being addressed in the formal curriculum. This is an opportunity to impact positively upon that, using ready made resources reinforced through peer-to-peer learning aimed at primary school pupils.

Your support is requested to support this important and increasingly topical initiative. Most importantly, the support requested will enable the distribution of the resource to schools in your region, as well as the development of additional local content to showcase your company’s efforts and those of the young people in your area, to others across the country.

This marquee project has the potential to reach over 4 million young people and their families over the coming year and should prove an ideal opportunity for the businesses stepping up, collaborating and contributing to the development of additional content to showcase their profession’s efforts to inspire the engineers, architects, planners etc of the future. Alongside this, to increase the impact of their sustainability credentials and raise their national CSR profile to our future workforce; the post millennials generation.

 

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Offer

Makematic want to showcase the sustainability efforts of businesses by creating 5 custom-made bite-sized films.
These films will be distributed to schools as part of a national rollout of the resource and will reach 4.2 million students, promoting local sustainability actions, raising awareness of businesses taking important steps to sustainable futures and connecting businesses with local schools and communities.

Each participant business receives

  • 5 short films, created in collaboration with our expert production crew and learning designers, to showcase their CSR activities and what they're doing around the SDGs
  • The completed films for their own internal/social media/PR use

In turn, through your participation, UK Schools receive:

  • Free access forever to 80+ bitesized videos about the UN SDGs, including explainers and calls-to-action for young people. Take a look at samples here
  • Access to all of the business participant's SDG related videos, showing local and national businesses taking action toward the SDGs
  • Classroom lesson-inspiration packs and resources

 

Register your Interest

Cost to participate is £5,000+VAT and the deadline to register participation is June 15th This allows production of the films to take place over the summer months, for distribution to schools in September 2019.

Contact Nick Fitzsimons on Nick@Makematic.com to register your interest and for more details.

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