Pupils’ natural talent at Digital Day
YEAR nine students at Queensmead School in South Ruislip held a Digital Day to learn about jobs in the IT sector, writes Imogen Robinson.
The 25 pupils studying computing or IT GCSEs took part in the day run by the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA).
Software development firm Red Badger came to Queensmead School to share their passion for the industry and give students advice.
IT teacher Chris Green, said: “Digital Day provides a link between industry professionals like Red Badger with students to give them a better idea of what working in tech is really like.
“There was fantastic feedback from the students who said they would definitely consider the tech industry as their career path because they enjoyed the challenge they got involved with.
“It’s great to have real people in the room to explain how skills learned in the classroom translate into the workplace.”
Students had three briefs to choose from for their project, which included finding a digital way to help young adults save money or planning a digital marketing campaign to help their favourite Sony artist with a new album release.
Hanna Cevik, senior marketing manager at Red Badger said: “We were so impressed with how the students understood what they needed to do straight away; they really are digital natives.”