Jun 26

All Applications are In @RRIS

DL Applications @RRIS

Oh my what a busy week! After our special assembly on Monday we received 44 Digital Leader applications on Tuesday morning! By Wednesday that total had risen to 62 and on Thursday some more applications came in to bring the total to 76! I didn’t expect that we would receive any more but at the last minute people brought in their forms today bringing our final total to 91!! Next week we will start interviewing everyone – it’s going to be a big task but we can do it :)



Jun 18

Designing DL Application Posters @RRIS

This week we started the campaign to recruit new Digital Leaders by designing posters to be displayed around school. We have also had a poster countdown to our special assembly on Monday, with a new poster each day on classroom doors to generate lots of interest. We think it’s working!!

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Apr 29

New Smart Watch Designs @RRIS

With the launch of a new watch that works with your mobile phone, this week the DLs thought about what they would like a watch to do.  Someone suggested it spoke jokes to you to cheer you up :) (think we might send that idea to Apple!) Everyone was amazed at how small the watch was and at all the clever things that it could do.

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Apr 20

Making a Flappy Bird game @RRIS

This afternoon the Digital Leaders made their own Flappy Bird games with the help of the code.org website.  They worked through the activities and felt confident at the end to have a go themselves.  They were able to change many variables like the icon for the player (Superman, Batman or the Easter Bunny for example), the background for the game (underwater, in a cave or in the night sky) and the type of obstacle to avoid (pipes, plants, chimneys.)  At the end of the afternoon many had earned their Hour of Code certificates and were keen to let others play their game.  All the Digital Leaders are looking forward to sharing what they have learnt with their class.  Why not click on the picture below and have a go at the game Olly made – you can’t die in it as he didn’t want to make it too difficult!

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Apr 17

Lunchtime Code Club has started @RRIS

The DL’s and Helpers were excited as our new Code Club started on Tuesday lunchtimes.  We used the website Code.org and started off at the beginning on course 1.  Everyone worked at their own speed but picked it up very quickly and were soon whizzing through the activities.  Everyone is looking forward to coming back next week to hopefully get their Hour of Code certificate.

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Mar 26

What an amazing day at the NEC @RRIS

With much excitement the day we had been looking forward to had finally arrived!  The DLs got up early for their 3 hour journey to the NEC with the added bonus of seeing the solar eclipse on the way.  Each pair of DLs had a tab with them to document the day and what a lot of photographs and video they took!

Once we had checked in and received our special ID passes everyone looked around, playing and testing out all the fantastic toys and technology (plus who knew we could even travel to Hogwarts?) A quick stop for a nibble of lunch before our presentation was in order and then we were on stage.  Everyone managed to hide their nerves (maybe that was just Mrs S) and answered questions from the audience.  Sadly the Skype chat back to school didn’t go quite as planned but at least the audience did get to see the other DLs for a minute.  All the DLs and their parents said how much they enjoyed the day and hoped that lots more schools would start having Digital Leaders to link up and share ideas with.

We would also like to say a really big thank you to Hoodies4Schools who sponsored us with our amazing logo tshirts and Identibadge who donated our personalised lanyards – we all thought how brilliant we looked.


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