Wednesday the 8th of October was Digital Day for 30 Year 9 students! A recent report estimates that there will be a need for 750,000 more digitally skilled workers in our economy by 2017. 200,000 of those vacancies would be suitable to younger people. The British Interactive Media Association (BIMA) organised Digital Day event aimed to promote the digital industry to students in over 100 schools throughout the country. Our students where able to get an insight into what it would like to work in a creative and dynamic industry. They were arranged into six groups and each group was given one three challenges. The challenges cantered around the use of modern technology and included connected devices, mobile apps and social media. Throughout the day they worked enthusiastically and with great passion to come up with some excellent innovative ideas. Solutions included a range of connected devices for monitoring and caring for pets, a novel photo sharing app design, an app aimed at getting the elderly online, a local crowd sourced photo search tool, and a smart paint app to control the colour of your home!
Congratulations to all those who took part for an interesting and rewarding day.