Ideas Hub Fundraising
North London Collegiate School has a rich history of delivering a world-class education that inspires a life-long love of learning. Since 1850, we have sent confident, curious, and caring young women to the world’s finest universities, where they have excelled. However, as we face a rapidly evolving workforce, with new careers and fields of study taking shape, it is imperative that our physical spaces support a curriculum designed to nurture both the technical and critical thinking skills that employers will demand over the coming decades.
The IDEAS Hub represents an ambitious new vision, centred on a new facility that will transform the physical presence of NLCS, and dramatically enrich the education we can offer to both our students and the community. With your partnership, the IDEAS Hub will uniquely position NLCS as not just one of the preeminent schools in the UK, but indeed one of the finest institutions in the world.
Facilitating a Multidisciplinary Approach that Brings Learning to Life
The IDEAS Hub will empower our staff and students to bring the curriculum to life and deepen their understanding and application of learning. Practical applications of all subjects, whether scientific or artistic or, as we prefer, everything in between will be explored in the IDEAS Hub, developing our students’ creativity and dynamic approach to learning.
Key Design Features
ATRIUM: The centrepiece of the IDEAS Hub, the Atrium will be a flexible, light-filled space with seating that can be used for a variety of settings. On any given day, students may attend a lecture or workshop from an eminent scientist, musician, fashion designer, or journalist. Students in History may find the space transformed to reenact the Battle of Waterloo. Students in Model UN may welcome students from neighbouring schools to debate topics such as gender equality, climate action, and global health. Parents may grab a coffee or snack from the Atrium’s café before heading off to work, or to attend an evening workshop on topics ranging from internet safety to managing their child’s perfectionism to preparing for university. Community members may find themselves attending a hands-on lecture or demonstration from a local business, university, or even our own NLCS students.
COLLABORATION STUDY SPACE: Ideal to facilitate small, creative group work, this space will feature a green screen, along with video and audio recording equipment for students to produce podcasts, movies, and shows.
DESIGN SUITES AND WORKSHOPS: These spaces will be ideal for students to design and manufacture prototypes that bring learning to life. For example, students may use this space and equipment to both design and build out a prosthetic limb for an amputee, a water filtration system for a rural village in a developing country, or period clothing for a Shakespearean play held in the Atrium.
MULTIMEDIA ART INSTALLATIONS: These creative spaces throughout the IDEAS Hub can be designed to bring attention to both fun events happening at the School, or to raise awareness about a societal issue taking place in the community, across the UK, or throughout the world.
The IDEAS hub will greatly enhance our world-class curriculum and enrichment program across all subjects. It will bring students, staff, parents, and community members together to bring learning to life. It will facilitate the application of learning in a way that is not possible today, and that uniquely positions NLCS as the preeminent school in the UK. In short, the IDEAS Hub will allow us to better prepare our students for a future that has yet to be written.
For further information on the IDEAS Hub, please contact Gavin Mann, Director of Development.
If you would like to support the IDEAS Hub, please click the ‘Donate’ button below.