Our Digital Leaders win with pride!

1st April 2016

Since September, our school Digital Leaders have been working hard to make a difference in how technology is used in school.

Following numerous challenges, we decided to enter a national competition to design and build a project using a Raspberry Pi (small computer which has to be assembled and programmed by the owner).

Over 150 primary and secondary schools took part in this very prestigious competition, as well as some colleges. 

The competition for the accolade of best Primary entry nationwide, was held in London at The Institute for Engineering and Technology.  This competition gave us the opportunity to showcase our detailed presentation and entry as well as participating in various challenges, talking to business leaders from companies like Land Rover and ARM. The judging panel of 8 members including BBC’s Rory Cellan Jones and Maggie Philbin certainly had their work cut out.

The fantastic news is that, from all the primary school entries, our Digital Leaders and their project Colour Smash won the 1st place award!

Winning this award capped an incredible day for all the children, and was a just reward for the huge amount of hard work and dedication they had given to the project.

You can watch the video of their trip to London here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZK7Iwx8vaQ

Returning to school the following day, we had several interviews with press and radio.

The Digital Leaders featured on the breakfast show on BBC Radio Tees on Thursday (scan to 2:36:10 for the report):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03q5ryt

We are also set to be featured in the Darlington and Stockton Times tomorrow, as well as The Northern Echo on Saturday!

A huge well done to all the children involved in the group

It was a brilliant team effort!