Education

We are working with keen educators and student leaders to discover how best to spread our Restart activities and ethos in schools. With support from Esmee Fairbairn Foundation we are prototyping and designing materials (videos, activity kits, printable materials) for use in schools.

Please send us a message to get involved. Here is what we have to share so far:

Starting restart in schools

This month, we will begin a ten-session enrichment programme with students at the Archer Academy, a school in North London. We will start with a dive into why we need to change our relationship with electronic and get hands-on.

Restart @school Session 6: Mobiles, lithium batteries and critical raw materials

Mobiles help us talk about miniaturisation – and material consequences. We delved into the topic of “critical raw materials”, learning about recycling rates, and need to slow our consumption. Then we changed mobile batteries

Restart @school session 5: Understanding Upgradability and Laptop Maintenance

Our first repair session – and the students were super excited to learn and show their skills in disassembly. Archer Academy’s IT Manager Khalid provided laptops with broken screens. We started with laptop fundamentals.

Repair in school, around the world

We are seeing hints that electronics repair is spreading and proliferating in both primary and secondary school, in Europe and North America.