We are thrilled to announce we have been shortlisted for the 'Learning Programme of the Year' in the Museums + Heritage Awards 2023, for 'Learning Without Borders'; a learning programme created in partnership with Bourne Education Trust. The partnership includes the Brooklands Innovation Academy, which in October 2023 will present a major event for 400 students, at Brooklands Museum, hosted by Professor Brian Cox, one of the Innovation Academy's co-founders.
The annual Museums + Heritage Awards celebrate the very best in the world of museums, galleries, and cultural and heritage visitor attractions, with the winners being announced on 10th May 2023. Brooklands Museum and Bourne Education Trust (BET) have been shortlisted alongside The National Archives, Historic Royal Palaces, Roman Baths, and Old Royal Naval College, for their collaboration: Learning Without Borders.
Learning Without Borders is a strategy that focuses on creating opportunities beyond the curriculum and classroom. It aims to give students better life outcomes and connect schools with their local areas, creating more opportunities for pupils and breaking the cycle of under-achievement in disadvantaged communities.
Brooklands Museum and BET founded Brooklands Innovation Academy in 2021 as part of a national, Science Summer School programme, co-founded by Professor Brian Cox CBE FRS and Lord Andrew Mawson, to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. The inaugural event in November 2022 was a resounding success with more than 400 students taking part in 21 different workshops and speaking events.