Last week, Team Coco babe Hannah Tan-Gillies went for a totally unexpected evening with BT that went ‘beyond limits.’ The Guinness World Record breaking event featured an incredible indoor drone show and a special performance by Grammy winning artist Jess Glynne.
There is no such thing as a typical Thursday night when you’re a part of Team Coco and tonight was certainly no exception. We headed to the Wembley arena for a star-studded evening with BT that included cocktails, canapés and some pretty unbelievable surprises. We got front row seats to an incredible performance by Jess Glynne – which culminated in a record-breaking indoor display of 160 drones.
As if that wasn’t incredible enough, the drones were actually programmed by children from St. Joseph’s school in Islington. The children are part of BT’s ‘Skills for Tomorrow’ program, which aims to provide digital skills training for 10 million people in the UK. The kids were invited onstage to help program the grand finale, as Jess Glynne completed her set with her hit single ‘I’ll be There.’ It was nothing short of spectacular.
The drone show was created in collaboration with Verity Studios, which is one of the world’s biggest drone companies. The breath-taking display was powered by BT’s network technologies, with a dedicated BT line installed to support the drones.
BT ‘Beyond Limits’ is the company’s new mission statement and the evening’s events were a testament to the sheer spectacle of this mission. BT Consumer Division CEO Marc Allera said, “We’re working to remove the barriers of today to help release the potential of tomorrow, and a huge part of that is providing the skills that will help children prepare for and shape the future.”
For Mark – the ‘Skills for Tomorrow’ program will go ‘beyond limits’ and help the next generation change the world. He added: “With the help of the children at St Joseph’s, just some of the millions who will participate in our Skills for Tomorrow programme, we’ve created this record-breaking event to celebrate what is possible when you work together to go beyond limits.”
St Joseph Head of School Angela Noronha said the collaboration was an incredible experience for all involved. She added, “As a five year sponsor of our computing initiative, BT has been integral in expanding the programme and it is now ingrained in 60% of UK primary schools. Our future will continue to rely more and more on digital skills and participating in this exciting event will inspire children, fuelling their imaginations as well as developing their critical digital technology skills.”
Beyond this, BT is also levelling up its customer service by helping its UK customers go beyond their potential. All this is part of BT’s ongoing transformation to change the way people and businesses interact, whether through their homes or on the high street.