A busy few months for the David and Jane Richards Family Foundation...

This summer we expanded our beekeeping project for schools

This summer we expanded our beekeeping project for schools

We are passionate about protecting the bee population and see beekeeping as an exciting way to introduce young people to nature and ecology. The Star reports on our growing project.

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We buzzed when the BBC came to broadcast our bees

We buzzed when the BBC came to broadcast our bees

BBC Radio Sheffield interviewed pupils, teachers and our founders in a live show from Stocksbridge Junior School. You can listen to the report on our website.

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We scaled up our computer science syllabus with new partners

We scaled up our computer science syllabus with new partners

The course concentrates on data science to give young people the ability to understand and solve real-world challenges. The Sheffield Chamber of Commerce showcases our initiative.

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Our new pupils loved their first taste of the data science course

Our new pupils loved their first taste of the data science course

Jane and David attended the launch of our new computer science partnership with the Astrea Academy Trust in Sheffield, along with the trust's CEO Libby Nicholas.

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One of our enterprising students showcased his media expertise

One of our enterprising students showcased his media expertise

Clark was in our first cohort of data science students and has really shone with his skills and energy. He interviewed our co-founder for his YouTube channel.

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The Financial Times featured our foundation's work

The Financial Times featured our foundation's work

Co-founder David Richards speaks about the mission to teach computing in state schools to help young people get into employment.

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We are developing the skills base in our home city

We are developing the skills base in our home city

The Sheffield Digital Skills Action Plan is a focus for local digital skills development. It highlights our syllabus as an example of secondary education in our home city.

sheffielddigitalskills.org.uk
We believe this is truly a great time to be in tech

We believe this is truly a great time to be in tech

Incredible career opportunities await young people with data skills. Find out more in David's guest blog for the Sheffield Digital website.

sheffield.digital
Data can be such a force for good in society

Data can be such a force for good in society

Applications can treat illness and help us lead healthier lives, our co-founder says in this interview with Yorkshire Vision magazine.

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We are concerned about social media and mental health

We are concerned about social media and mental health

It is time we fully understood the true impact that Big Tech platforms like Facebook are having on young minds. Read David's powerful op-ed for The Yorkshire Post.

yorkshirepost.co.uk
We are really proud to give a helping hand to state schools

We are really proud to give a helping hand to state schools

DJRFF provides schools with educational materials, hardware, teacher training and technical support. Read more in this Education Technology story

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