Over the past twelve months, Baxter and Bailey has proudly supported BrightSparks, an initiative created by the brilliant tech education innovators MakerClub. The aim of BrightSparks is to offer disadvantaged kids from our local community in Brighton and Hove the opportunity to access an imaginative, immersive and fun programme of creative learning centred around STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). It’s a place where ideas come to life and professionals teach kids to explore how technology can be used to solve real world problems and make the world a better place. Come on, what’s not to love?
“I think my favourite thing about MakerClub is the starter projects, when we get to invent ways of making the stuff around us better.”
BrightSpark, Aged 9
So far, 35 youngsters have been successfully placed into the programme. But master inventors aren’t made overnight. It takes time and perseverance (and a good number of circuit boards, hot glue guns, diodes and lolly sticks, too). Which is why we’re sticking with our commitment to BrightSparks and helping to support the next generation of creative genii. The future’s bright!