Ten Digital Leaders were invited to attend the Digital Leaders Conference 2019 hosted by the Stroud School in Romsey. This is always an extremely popular day, where children not only mix with children from other schools, but undertake digitally-focussed challenges in cross-school groups. They heard from a number of technology companies and learnt about the complexities involved in building a successful technology business. This year’s workshops included green screen filming, Sphero, run by Western Computers, internet safety, coding with Purple Mash and ride programming with the support of Paultons Park.
On their return the ten students will be planning and recreating the sessions they attended involving the rest of the Digital Leader team, showing them what they’ve learnt.
Here's what some of our students had to say...
Jacob Carr (9Sherborne), "I enjoyed the green screening activity especially when I was filmed on a broom and a background of a Harry Potter type scene. I also enjoyed programming Spheros. I liked the badge making as it is something I can bring home and show people."
Dougal Rattray (9King), "I really enjoyed the Spheros and programming them with the blocks to go around the track. I also enjoyed the green screen Harry Potter videos and the slo mo coke and mentos experiment."
Olivia Ashton (8Ridgeway), "My favourite thing was the 'Keep Talking and Nobody Dies', this was a fun game that involved good team communication and technical and visual skills it challenged us with a strenuous time limit and a harsh code to crack we had to work together through some statements to find out the actions to perform. It was challenging and pushed us to work well as a team."
Mrs Williams, Head of Computer Science and Digital Leader Coordinator