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Amazon’s Shoreditch centre hands cash to charity to run school robotics workshops for tomorrow’s scientists

PUBLISHED: 13:43 11 April 2018 | UPDATED: 13:57 11 April 2018

Robotics lessons given in the classroom by the Robotics Workshops for Schools charity. Picture: Joel Chant

Robotics lessons given in the classroom by the Robotics Workshops for Schools charity. Picture: Joel Chant

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A charity that runs robotics workshops for primary schools in underprivileged areas has landed a £1,000 donation from Amazon’s east London development centre in Shoreditch.

Around 600 children have got involved in subjects like science, technology, engineering and maths since 2007 with the Robotics Workshops for Schools charity’s products and workshops.

“This donation will help us educate more children in science subjects,” the charity’s Howard Grahame said. “Some will be inspired to go on to careers in one of the fastest-growing industries in the world.”

Technology careers today are growing at 12 per cent every year and are not expected to contract until 2024, according to the charity.

Holly Mesrobian from the Amazon centre in Worship Street said: “The team behind Robotics Workshops is helping children with technical subjects from an early age and taking them beyond just maths and science. It’s a cause we’re very passionate about supporting.”

The Robotics Workshops for Schools charity maintains there is a need to educate as many children as possible in technology so that Britain can compete with countries like Germany, Japan, China and South Korea which teach science and technology from an early age.

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