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Amazon gives cash boost for Setpoint London East’s schools workshops to train tomorrow’s scientists

PUBLISHED: 12:09 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 12:09 01 May 2018

Science workshop at Shadwell's Blue Gate Fields Infants School run by Setpoint London East education charity. Picture source: Amazon

Science workshop at Shadwell's Blue Gate Fields Infants School run by Setpoint London East education charity. Picture source: Amazon

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A charity in Mile End that gets children to take up science and technology has landed a £1,000 windfall from Amazon.

Learning the ropes... pupils at Blue Gate Infants get to grips with technology. Picture source: AmazonLearning the ropes... pupils at Blue Gate Infants get to grips with technology. Picture source: Amazon

The Setpoint London East organisation plans to use the funds to help pay towards running workshops in schools.

“Support like this makes it possible to continue our workshops,” the charity’s Sigrid Werner said.

“It’s good to get this support which is going a long way towards our goal of helping young people become inspired by science and technology.”

The charity based at the Soanes Centre in Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park in Southern Grove, Mile End, holds workshops in schools like the recent one at Shadwell’s Blue Gate Fields Infants School to introduce science, technology, engineering and maths to the youngsters in a fun way.

Holly Mesrobian from Amazon’s development centre in Shoreditch said: “We’re keen to help the community to find and inspire the next generation of science and technology leaders in east London.

“The work being done by charities like Setpoint London East is important to the community and we’re happy to lend a helping hand.”

The Amazon centre comes up with ideas used around the world for design and development of web, mobile and living-room gadgets used for video.

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