LGfL and Adobe to equip 3,000 UK schools with Creative Cloud software

EdTech charity LGfL (London Grid for Learning) has joined forces with Adobe to provide UK school children with access to Creative Cloud software.

Under the terms of the partnership, over 3,000 schools throughout the UK – including over 500 secondary and 1,600 primary schools across all 33 London boroughs – supported by the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) will receive free access Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite of tools used for graphic design, video editing, web development and photography.

In addition, schools will receive dedicated support and free access to Adobe Spark for Education, an integrated suite of storytelling applications that enable students to create mobile and web content.

Commenting on the new partnership, John Jackson, CEO, LGfL said: “LGfL is focused on harnessing digital innovation to inspire the teachers and children in the thousands of schools we support across the UK. I’m very excited by our new strategic partnership with Adobe which not only saves schools money but will accelerate the amazing Creative Cloud platform into UK education.

“I can’t wait to see the impact on learning outcomes as I believe that we are placing a fantastic creative resource into the hands of the most creative nation in the world – and making it cost effective to do so!”

Mala Sharma, VP and GM Creative Cloud, Adobe, added: “As an industry, it’s our responsibility to ensure teachers have the resources and support they need to make creativity a core part of the curriculum to ensure the success of the next generation workforce.

“We believe in creativity for all, and are proud to be working with LGfL on this fantastic partnership to ensure that every young person in London has access to the digital and creative tools that will enable them to develop skills they will need in the workplace.”

Last year, the World Economic Forum estimated that 50% of companies expect AI to reduce their workforce in the next three years, and listed problem solving, critical thinking and creativity as the top three skills that children need to be taught for future success.

As a charity committed to the advancement of education through digital innovation, this partnership is part of LGfL’s Let’s Get Digital subscription, which equips schools with the super-high speed and secure network needed to access AI, VR and live-streaming tools as well as high-quality training to ensure teachers are able to deploy these resources.

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