Assistant Programme Manager

Helen Drury



Join Date

January 2009

What I do

Helen worked on the Digital Education Programme.

She managed grant awardees for the Digital Makers fund, a programme to encourage and enable young people to create rather than simply consume technology, including non-financial support to help scale their projects and get more young people digital making. She also helped to deliver the overarching Make Things Do Stuff campaign launched by Nesta, Mozilla and Nominet Trust.


Helen has a background in IT, media and project management and is a qualified makeup artist in her spare time. She has a particular interest in new technologies, conservation and how the two can be used for education.

Creating a nation of Digital Makers

Creating a nation of Digital Makers

illustration: robots against a skyscraper backdrop
A collection of some of the inspiring organisations we've supported that are finding innovative ways to apply tech to education and learning

Make Things Do Stuff

Two weeks ago we ran a stand at the Big Bang Fair, the largest annual science, technology and engineering exhibition for young people in the UK. With around 50,000 7-19-year-olds spread across four days the result was an explosion of activity and a tired but happy Make Things Do Stuff crew.
Helen Drury
Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Technology Will Save Us kits at The Big Bang Fair

Programming badges using Picaxe at The Big Bang Fair

Printcraft @ The Big Bang Fair, Excel Centre