Early in the New Year all Year 7 pupils will receive their micro:bit computer from the BBC. Last Friday (5 Dec 2015) members of the computing department were fortunate to be among some of the first teachers nationally to get hands on and program these amazing devices. Year 7s can already start coding on this website www.microbit.co.uk in readiness for the arrival of their micro:bit. For a short introductory video please go to: https://www.microbit.co.uk/getting-started/meet-your-microbit# or for ideas of some of the things that can be made: https://www.microbit.co.uk/#lesson. The mircro:bits will be sent to school and given out in computing lessons.
Former Physics teacher Simon Rimmington, recently returned after three years in Nepal, led our assemblies this week. He shared his experience of being in an earthquake zone and how it had affected people who live there. He showed some photos of the children whose school was destroyed who are going to have a new earthquake-proof school built using money raised by UK schools, including ours.