LGfL and Adobe join forces to boost creativity in schools across the UK and London

Edtech charity London Grid for Learning and Adobe to equip thousands of schools across the UK – including over 500 secondary and 1600 primary schools in all 33 London boroughs – with free digital and creative software to help children develop skills for their future careers

EdTech charity LGfL (London Grid for Learning) and creative software company Adobe have joined forces to provide access to software that will help to equip the next generation of school children with skills to thrive in the future workplace.

Under the terms of this landmark partnership, over 3000 schools throughout the UK – including over 500 secondary and 1600 primary schools across all 33 London boroughs – supported by the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) will receive free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, the industry-leading creative and digital tools used for graphic design, video editing, web development and photography, which come with a set of mobile applications and optional cloud services. 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.

Free access to Adobe Creative Cloud for LGfL schools fulfils a common long-term objective of equipping teachers with the tools they need to infuse creativity into the classroom and allows all students, regardless of background, to develop their creative problem-solving skills which are increasingly needed to help students gain the expertise employers seek in the modern workplace.
The World Economic Forum last year 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 new online resource is offered as 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.

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 also said, “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.”

To find out more about the partnership and to claim your schools free license please visit https://adobe.lgfl.net
For more information on LGfL please visit www.lgfl.net
For more information on Adobe please visit www.adobe.com/uk