Digital Day fun for Queens Park Community School students
PUBLISHED: 12:08 21 October 2013 | UPDATED: 12:08 21 October 2013
Children at a Brent school have been inspired after taking part in a workshop designed to encourage careers in digital media.
Thirty students at Queens Park Community School in Aylestone Avene, were among 5,000 school children from 100 schools across the UK to take part in BIMA Digital-Day, an initiative created by the British Interactive Media Association.
As part of the one-day workshop, students were challenged to either design something digital for the benefit of their local community, design a mobile app of the future, design a social media campaign for a new fashion store or build an online training school.
Rohini Shah, head of ICT at the school said: “I am absolutely thrilled by what the students have done today.
“I’m blown away by how well they have performed the challenges.
“We have had such a fun day and I am so pleased that we took part.
“I wanted to put a particular focus on attracting girls to participate in this initiative as they are often more reticent but they have so much to offer.”
Nancy Randle, 13, a year nine student said “I think that today is a unique opportunity to know what it’s like to have a career in technology.
“It’s something I am quite interested in and I think that it would be really fun to work in this area after seeing what you can do with a computer.”
Year nine student Rhiannon Brennan, 13, said: “Today’s really great because I didn’t really understand what an entrepreneur was and I got more of an insight into what it is.
“I’m glad we did because I find it really interesting and I might do it in later life.”
Sunita Parsons-Solomon, 14, also in year nine, said: “I am more interested in a career in digital after today.
“I’d never even heard of these opportunities before.
“It’s made me think more about a career and what I am going to do.”
The workshop was supported by digital agency Relative, the Passion Project who helped deliver digital content for the 2012 Olympic Games and social media consultancy New Media Angels.