Organisation: George Stephenson High School

Amy-Leigh Hope is Curriculum Leader for Design Technology and Art at George Stephenson High School in Killingworth, Newcastle. Amy has been teaching for sixteen years, of which six have been at this local high school.

Amy’s interest in SOLE started five years ago after a whole school assembly on the ‘Hole in the Wall Project’ and the work of Sugata Mitra. Following this, and after reading about Sugata’s work, Amy started trying out SOLE in her own classroom and sharing her results with Sugata and Newcastle University.

When Sugata Mitra won the TED prize in 2013, George Stephenson High School were delighted to be invited to be a part of the School in the Cloud Project. In November 2013 the first lab proudly opened its doors in Killingworth.

Amy manages the SOLE room at George Stephenson High School, which is used on a regular basis by all subjects and year groups. Amy continues to develop SOLE and it has a firm place in the curriculum of all subjects at George Stephenson High School.