Pupils’ nat­u­ral tal­ent at Dig­i­tal Day

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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.”

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