4-22 Upper Riga Street, Belfast, Antrim BT13 3GW

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Glenwood Primary School

Caring for Children

Digital Leaders

 

Empowering students as Digital Champions

Glenwood Primary School is part of Digital Leaders programme. It empowers pupils to drive technology in the classroom.

iTeach Digital Leaders provides the structure, support and resources needed to select, train, excite and empower pupils to be central to our schools digital learning strategy.

Following a simple sign up, we selected Leaders from P4 – P7 classes. Each pupil received a T Shirt, certificate, lanyard and pin badge. Danny Ross came into school on Wednesday 11th January to help train and upskill the Leaders, challenge them with new ideas and problems.

 

The pupils all took the iTeach Digital Leader - Pupil Pledge

I promise,to help my friends, my teachers and my family with all things digital.

I will work to the best of my ability and be the very best iTeach digital leader that I can be.

This is my pledge.

Our Leaders join a community of thousands of schools and pupils from around the UK, Ireland and the world! 

 

What is a Digital Leader?

A Digital Leader is a pupil who is part of a Digital Leaders Team within a school, whose role it is to support the use and further the development of the iPad and digital learning.

Year

Class

Name

5

Mrs Parks

Mrs Griffiths

Mr O'Hare

Finlay Okoro

Corey Scott

Lewis Gray

6

 

Miss Shields

Miss O'Hanlon

Miss Heaney

Abigail Harbinson

William McMurtry

Katie Hutchinson

7

Mr Willis

Mrs Shortt

Mrs McDaid

Leigha Collins

Kacper Przednowek

Jasmine Gillespie

 

P5 Digital Leaders Finlay, Corey and Lewis

P6 Digital leaders Katie, William and Abi.

P7 Digital Leaders Kacper, Leigha and Jasmine.

iCoding Session

All P6 and P7 pupils spent the afternoon in the hall experiencing iCoding delivered by Danny Ross from iTeach.  

Key Stage 2 Coding. This session fostered creativity in children, promoting problem solving and logical thinking skills to create innovative games using a range of excellent coding apps. This session also linked to outcomes within the curriculum at KS2.

This experience gave rise to the development of important skills, notably collaboration, creativity, problem solving, logical thinking and importantly computational thinking skills
 – the ability to solve complex problems by breaking them down, identifying key details
 and developing strategies to arrive at a solution.