An interactive day for our Year 10 Computing students
Digital Day is a national event designed to promote careers in the digital sector and to challenge students to work together to design digital solutions and develop innovative ideas to real life technology problems. The event is sponsored by BIMA and this year’s challenges were provided by Cancer Research UK, TATA Communications and Standard Life.
The event is organised by Mr Worden with industry expert Michael Cain from local digital media company TwentyOne based in Blackburn. The event took place on Tuesday 15th November 2016 and involved all Year 10 GCSE Computing students alongside other volunteers from Years 11 and 9.
Students learned about a variety of digital careers including social media managers, web designers, graphic designers, marketing experts, junior digital roles, freelancing, game programming, mobile app programming etc.
Michael Cain from ‘TwentyOne’ Digital Agency gave students expert advice both in a practical and a career sense. They were split into small teams to attempt to come up with an idea to solve a problem, of their choosing, provided by one of the task sponsors.
Groups worked on a range of interesting concepts from innovative money saving game ideas to using drone technology to raise awareness of gender inequality and educating people about obesity related cancer.
More detail & information about the event…
Tweets were made on the day to #BIMAdday16