thornton EDUCATiON TRust
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The Thornton Education Trust (TET) is a charity established by Victoria Thornton OBE to close the gap between education and the built environment and ensure that youth engagement is recognised as a valuable part of creating neighbourhoods.
I worked with TET to ensure that their messaging and evolving programme connected with their target audiences of educators, built environment professionals and developers.
In 2021, TET launched the Inspire Future Generations Awards - the first awards of their kind in celebrating outstanding work in educating and collaborating with young people within architecture and the built environment.
Victoria invited me to join the judging panel in 2021 and 2022. It's been an honour to be part of the process and have the opportunity to see the commitment, creativity and innovation from grassroots community initiatives to global education programmes, research projects to physical interventions.
"Every organisation needs a Julia! Her approach is always thoughtful but impactful - especially helpful for a not-for-profit like TET. We love having such a great critical friend."