Coding event with JTRS Ltd

When we went to the Bett Show – back in January – we met some people from JTRS, next to the Apple stand. Miss Castle and Mrs Jones got talking to them and ended up ordering some iPads through them. They then visited the last Digital Leader Academy we held (back in March with Mark Anderson) and were impressed with our school.

Following on from that they held a Coding and Programming event at our school on Thursday 16th June, which was attended by lots of Primary and Secondary teachers in the North West. We got to try out: Spheros, Drones, Parrots, Lego Education kits, discovered lots of Apps that will support programming and coding and in addition we ran a Makey Makey session! As Digital Leaders, we run lots of different clubs at lunch times and one of them has been a Makey Makey club for Year 4 pupils, which Mrs Rollinson helped us run. It was a great experience for us to share with adults how Makey Makey can enhance lessons such as science and teach pupils about circuits.

The adults all had HotPot too, which they said was delicious! We hope JTRS will come back and hold similar events.

Year 6 Digital Leaders 🙂

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Who’ll be visiting Bett 2016…?

Today, Mrs Maddocks and I were excited to announce to the Digital Leaders that we will be visiting the Bett Show in London (next January), which is the world’s leading education tech event.

The exciting news is we can take some Digital Leaders with us, the sad news is we can only take four! So, your next task… is to write a letter to Mr Clucas explaining why you should be able to attend. Think about what skills you have brought to Digital Leaders, why should you be picked? What will you gain from visiting Bett? What clubs have you lead?

Mrs Jones 🙂

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