Shopping and voting to aid digital learning schemeMarlborough Area Development Trust's Digital Making programme - developing skills in digital systems, design and coding especially for the under-18’s - has been chosen as Tesco's 'Bags of Help' grant scheme for November. This scheme relies on Marlborough shoppers' votes to decide how much funding applicants receive.
Their shortlisted project is to extend support in the Marlborough area for Digital Making - the combination of Design & Technology with Computer Science - by providing the latest type of 3D printers and equipment for training and skills development for St John’s students - as well as for adults in the community. The Maker Spacee programme is now in its second year.
MADT's Geoff Brickell: "To do everything that is planned for this next stage of our overall digital making support programme, we do need to come top in the voting to get the maximum grant amount – so yes 'Every little (vote!) helps'."
Their campaign for voter support will begin at the next Raspberry Jam event in the Town Hall on Sunday, October 28 - details here.