Current Digi Team, September 2016
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In April 2012, Kim Millican, ICT subject manager, applied for to The Chartered Institute for IT for a BCS Education Bursary. The BCS Education Bursary promoted the importance of computer science as an academic discipline. Schools, further education colleges and universities in the UK could apply for funds of either £500 or £1000 that would help them deliver training or support projects that will encourage learners to benefit from computer or computing related studies.
In total over 200 educational institutions applied for the BCS Education Bursary, which was launched by the Institute to celebrate Alan Turing’s centenary year, with only 31 educational institutions in the whole country being awarded. We are very please and proud to announce that Loughton School was successful in its bid and was awarded £1000 bursary for a new initiative - Digital Leaders.
Through training, the Digital Leaders help their peers and teachers by giving 'in class' support, evaluate software/ hardware and initiatives in school and becoming ambassadors for ICT at Loughton School. They also provide an important 'voice' for change, by improving how ICT is taught in the curriculum - and the design of this website!
Each Year Mrs Millican advertises for Digital Leaders. The children apply for the role and state why they are the ideal Digital Leader. Each year, over 40 children apply and the selection process is not an easy one!
Since their appointment, the DL's have launched and judged an eSafety Competition and represented the school at our recent Open Evening, in October, by informing parents how the IT curriculum is taught at Loughton School and answered any questions that they had.