This year, the Digital Leaders will be working on the Childnet Digital Leaders programme. This programme is designed to teach them the core skills to become digital leaders whilst also enabling them to earn badges and awards for completing different modules. Once they have completed the programme, they will then be able to use these skills and teach others in the school about digital literacy and e-safety.
Good luck digital leaders!
Who are our digital leaders?
The digital leaders club is for children in Year 5. They are a strong, confident group of children who are keen and eager to learn new skills within the field of technology whilst also helping to educate others about the need to stay safe online.
In order to become a digital leader, these children were required to complete an application form and were all interviewed for the position. They also demonstrate a real commitment to becoming leaders within the school and are keen to start learning so they can share this with others.
The digital leaders meet every Tuesday after school and set their own targets to help them become more confident in their role and have an impact on the school. They also work with other children in the school in all key stages to support them in Computing and help them develop their own skills in aspects such as word processing or internet skills or using programs such as Scratch.
Your digital leaders for 2017/18 are:
Year 5: Given, Olive, Nathan, Harvey F, Lemis, Lucie, Mollie, Nathan, Freddie, Mikaela, Kiera
Keep checking back to our page for new information about what the digital leaders have been doing.
Finding out our roles!
This week the Digital Leaders were very excited to find out the roles that they had been given within the team. The teams have been chosen as follows:
KS1/ EYFS Team: Lucie, Mollie, Lesmis, Kiera,
These children will be working with children from Reception to Year Two to help them with their Computing skills.
KS2 Team: Olive, Given, Mikaela
These children will be working with children from Year Three to Year Six to help them with their Computing skills.
Parent Team: Freddie, Harvey F, Nathan .
These children will be communicating with parents about the jobs and responsibilities we have as Digital Leaders around the school. They will also be informing parts of any important information about Computing and e safety etc.
Well done to all the Digital Leaders- I know you will all be fantastic in your roles!
Digital Leaders Working with the School!
This week the Year One and Year Four children have been working with the Digital Leaders at lunchtimes. The older Year Four and Five children have been helping them with their typing and word processing skills and with how to make games using the program Scratch. The Digital Leaders used their Tuesday after school session to plan their lesson for the younger ones and to write down ideas for what they were going to teach them and how they would do it.
The digital leaders then worked with the Year Ones and Fours over two lunchtimes supporting them with their typing and programming skills. They were truly fantastic Computing teachers and champions for the school- I am very proud of them for the patience and enthusiasm they had when working with the younger children.
The digital leaders have said how much they have enjoyed working with the younger children- I have watched them working together and all children have been so keen and eager to learn.
Well done to all children who took part- it is lovely to see you helping and supporting each other!
Learning about Cyber Bulling!
The last two weeks the Digital Leaders have been learning all about cyber bullying. They have completed the module training and have gained knowledge about what cyber bullying is and how to deal with it effectively.
To consolidate their knowledge the children then created their own drama scenes about cyber bullying in groups. They made their own scenarios of children who were being cyber bullied and created their own resolutions. This included talking to friends, parents or child line and finding ways to combat the problem such as blocking or saving the messages as evidence, and reporting the bully online or to our parents.
Well done Digital Leaders- you truly are becoming informed about how to deal with those nasty cyber bullies and are doing so well in your training!
Please see some fantastic photos of the children acting out their fantastic drama pieces below.