DIGITAL professionals went back to school for a national day aimed at getting young people interested in working in their industry.
Digital Day, which is run by UK digital trade body the British Interactive Media Association (BIMA), involved people who work in the digital profession going into 140 schools around the UK to share their experiences of working in the digital world.
One of those schools was St Julian’s School in Newport where Ben Hayward and Emily Harris from web design agency and online marketing agency Spindogs came to talk to pupils about their work.
The school signed up to take part in the day and as part of the experience pupils were tasked with completing a number of challenges under the guidance of digital professionals which were set by The Diana Award, with the final one based around wearable technology and the fashion of the future.
Craig Patalano, digital competence champion at St Julian’s School said: “We are incredibly excited and proud that St Julian’s took part in BIMA’S Digital Day as we know the positive and transformative impact digital skills can make on our students’ choices for the future.
“The digital sector is growing rapidly and we want our students to develop the skills necessary to thrive and build future careers.
“One key aspect of the day was to challenge students to use a variety of problem solving techniques to develop a digital solution.
“Digital Day will give students, from a variety of backgrounds, the opportunities to work on two strands of the Digital Competency Framework which are producing and collaboration.
“Spindogs helped students build relationships and develop a range of skills. These skills will then be used across the school and throughout the curriculum having a real day to day impact on all our student’s learning.”
So proud of former Llys Llywelyn and St Julian’s student George Ratcliffe.
George is representing Wales U19s in the UEFA qualifiers.
We wish both George and the squad all the best in their upcoming matches.
Well done George, St Julian’s is very proud of you!
The Post 16 Head Team successfully hosted their first internal event last month, on the 28th and 29th of September, by raising over £200 through a Coffee Morning for Macmillan. The two-day event took place in the recently established Post 16 Cafe. Over the two days, students and staff baked cakes to sell alongside tea and coffee served by the Year 13 students.
We are extremely proud to have raised £231.39 for Macmillan and had the opportunity to bring together and engage with both staff and students throughout the two days. In addition to staff and students, we welcomed some Year 6 parents who were on a school tour. This allowed us to show them them truly collaborative and enthusiastic environment here at St Julian’s. We look forward to hosting many more successful events in the future.
We appreciate all the donations we received, and thank you all for supporting an excellent cause.
Post 16 Head Team
3 of our students participated in a national campaign by the Welsh Water Board to address issues with water pollution and how to combat it.
They were selected from students across Wales and worked with the company to create a national media campaign to highlight issues. Well done to all the students involved.