Over the years, we have been honoured with a number of awards for our transformative work with children and young people. In 2011, 2013 and 2016 we were presented with awards celebrating our achievements in building inclusive audiences and diverse programmes, engaging communities through creativity, and forging successful funding partnerships to enrich literacy teaching and learning in schools.
In 2016 Pop Up and Linklaters Global Law Firm were awarded silver in the Best Educational Programme category at the Corporate Engagement Awards, for our three-year collaboration to deliver rich literary experiences to over 850 classrooms in Hackney, London.
Matthew Sparkes, Global Head of Corporate Responsibility, Linklaters
"Enjoyment of language at primary directly relates to effective, confident communication in later life. Linklaters needs a diverse workforce and this is only possible when all young people have an equal chance of realising their potential. That’s why it’s so important to instil a love of words. Our people love to share their passion for reading, and a reliable partner to enable that was vital. Pop Up became a passionate, trusted partner to our firm”
In 2013, two of the films created through our Fusion community project achieved awards, each of them judged and awarded by audiences: ‘Dheeg Dheer’,the film we made with Somali children and families, won Best Youth Film, while ‘Granny’s Monster Machines’, our collaboration with Bangladeshi families, took runner-up.
In 2011, our first year, we were delighted to win The Runnymede Trust Community Project of the Year at the European Diversity Awards for our pilot public Pop Up Festival of Stories in London’s Coram’s Fields and Kings Cross communities. The award was sponsored by Google, and marked us out as one of Europe’s highest achievers in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion.