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HP and LEGO collaborate to deliver creative learning

HP has announced it has agreed a partnership with LEGO Education to further extend its HP for Education initiative.

Posted by Charley Rogers | February 25, 2017 | Primary

LEGO Education will join a range of partners in a scheme that will see up to £1 million given away to primary and secondary schools around the UK to boost tech skills amongst young people through creative learning experiences.

HP for Education, an industry-first scheme, helps schools get more value for money from their education technology by allowing those that invest in HP hardware to collect credits of up to £250 per device which they can leverage against software, training, or device and service upgrades. These are available through a range of associated partners including Frog, one of the UK’s leading software providers for primary and secondary education, and The Tablet Academy, the education technology training consultancy. 

Involved schools will also have 3 year warranties as standard on all HP education devices. “At HP we recognise that with tight budgets, schools have to make difficult decisions every year between buying much needed education hardware or investing in software such as education programs and training courses.” said Neil Sawyer, Education Business Director at HP, “We want to stop schools from being forced to minimise their IT assets or forgo software purchases in order to invest in vital education technology.”

HP for Education will deliver creative learning solutions to thousands more pupils in the coming months, boosting STEM skills and preparing young people for the workforce of tomorrow.

LEGO Education is making two of its most renowned programs available via the partnership. HP for Education customers will get access to LEGO MINDSTORMS Education EV3, a project-based learning course that encourages secondary school pupils to dive into the world of robotics and computer programming. They will also have the option of spending credits on WeDo 2.0 – a program that introduces primary school pupils to the exciting world of computing and science via a unique combination of physical LEGO bricks and easy-to-use modelling software, all aligned to the KS2 computing curriculum.

Sawyer continues: “With LEGO Education adding two of its leading software programs and brick sets to the initiative, HP for Education will deliver creative learning solutions to thousands more pupils in the coming months, boosting STEM skills and preparing young people for the workforce of tomorrow.”

HP for Education is one of a number of education initiatives HP supports globally. It is a partner of the Learning Studios programme which establishes tech innovation learning sites around the world. In October, HP helped launch three more Learning Studio sites at UK schools in the UK, “Reinventing the Classroom” for thousands of British students.

HP also takes part in the Hour of Code movement - where employees across the globe visit local schools each year to help deliver coding skills to pupils - and provides technology for EduPrint, a social enterprise supported by HP for over 13 years that offers students the opportunity to work with the latest innovative tech products.

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