11 February 2020

During Computer Science lessons Year 8 and Year 9 students have been introduced to iDEA.  iDEA is a programme which helps students to develop digital, enterprise and employability skills.  Throughout a series of online challenges and events, students can win career and life enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and ultimately gain an industry recognised award that helps them stand out from the crowd.  

Students have been working on their iDEA badges outside the classroom and it is great to have our first accredited BRONZE badge winners - well done! 

The three students are Caitlin, Niamh and Callum. Special recognition must go to Callum who has also progressed to achieve the SILVER badge award! We hope that these students will be the first of many to achieve this accreditation. 

Mr Miller stated ‘It has been really pleasing to see how engaged the students have been working towards their accreditation and the fact that they have complete the work outside of lesson time stands them in good stead to take on the challenges of their studies across the curriculum.’