On Saturday 17th November, the Junior School welcomed Year 2 and 3 girls from all over Bath to our Digital Daughter Day. The day included workshops in Spheros. Microbits, green screen movies and Lego Wedo run by staff and Year 6 pupils. The fun didn’t stop during the refreshment break, as girls and parents had the opportunity to explore other aspects of Computing teaching at our school. They played Scratch projects written by pupils in the school, tackled some computational challenges, played a banana piano and also met our resident robot, Cozmo.
Days such as these are a fantastic opportunity for our staff to share their expertise with the wider community. A huge thank you to Mrs Lycett, Mrs Cox, Miss Gurney, Mr Rushworth, Mrs Appleby, Mrs Banks, Miss Joakim, Miss Hughes and Mrs Drew for sharing their enthusiasm. Also, our Year 6 helpers (Hettie, Zara, Laura, Eowyn, Shreya, Kshama, Flora Steele, Ophelia and Jemima), who were fantastic ambassadors for our school.
Workshops on the day
Microbit: The girls created a simple ‘fortune eight ball’ using block code, which they then downloaded to the Microbit
Lego Wedo: The girls created simple robots from Lego which they then animate using code.
Sphero: The girls learnt how to code and control Sphero and then navigated the robot through a range of challenges
iMovie: The girls produced news reports about plastic waste, which they brought to life using green screen technology.
It was an extremely well received event, enabling others to enjoy the creative use of digital technology that is part of our curriculum at Cranwell House. We look forward to future events in languages and maths in the coming terms.