Love, Care, Share Our Computing Digital Leaders

Code Club presented a special assembly about Computer Aid International, a local charity that refurbishes old unwanted computers and other technology and sends them overseas to people who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. The interviewed two representatives of Computer Aid, did a PowerPoint presentation and performed a [slightly creepy] robotic dance! They also introduced their idea about having a sponsored Technology-Free day to "to help the children of St Edmund's know how other people without technology feel". A PDF of the sponsor sheet can be downloaded here:


After the assembly Rajeh and Dalia from Computer Aid International judged the posters that Code Club had designed to tell people about the work of Computer Aid. We hope that parents will display them at their place of work so that more and more people know about the work that Computer Aid do. The winning posters were designed by Sophia (Year 5), Rowena (Year 4) and Abena (Year 6) and can be downloaded here:


Poster 1

Poster 2

Poster 3

Technology Free Day sheet


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On 24th March, Code Club became judges for a National Computer Award! Computer Aid International were so impressed by the children's knowledge and behaviour that they asked them to be judges for a competition that they were running jointly with Computer Weekly and the Daisy Group to find the Coolest Techie in the UK. They looked at the details of the nine short-listed finalists and chose Ashling Lindsay, an animator, as their favourite. 


This is what Emma Radcliffe of the Daisy Group said about Code Club: "The children’s behaviour was absolutely impeccable, and I was incredibly impressed by their professionalism, enthusiasm, how insightful their comments were, their understanding of the world of IT, and their fantastic command of the English language.

Not only were the comments they made interesting but they were well written with absolutely perfect grammar, spelling and punctuation.  I was truly stunned at how good (and legible) their written comments were and my compliments go to the teachers at St Edmunds. I don’t know what OFSTED says, but in my experience St Edmunds Primary is a truly outstanding school."


This is the link to the Computer Weekly website: http://www.computerweekly.com/news/4500244647/Animator-Ashling-Lindsay-crowned-UKs-coolest-techie


The Digital Leaders went to the Barbican. We saw lots of games and computing devices. It was to do with the Digital Revolution.


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The Year 6 Digital Leaders and Year 4/5 Code Club went on a Digital Summer Trip at Hackney Community College on 3rd July where they learnt (amongst many other things) how to play music on vegetables!


Year 5 and 6 Digital Leaders have been mentoring Year 2 students to help them improve their computing skills. They have been coming up once a week to work either with Beebots or on Espresso. The Year 2 children say that they have got better and are more confident on the computers now so thank you Digital Leaders

This half term some of the Digital Leaders have been helping Mrs Pearson run an after-school Animation Club for some Year 3 children. We have been reading Stick Dog by Tom Watson and then using Pivot or 2Animate to illustrate the story. Here are some animations of Stick Dog falling off a ladder!


The Digital Leaders came to the Staff Meeting to explain their role in the school and to show the teachers how to use the Makey Makeys.

Earlier this year our Digital Leaders ran a series of lunchtime clubs for the younger children as part of the Read For My School national reading competition. Because we were one of the highest achieving schools, they have won 100 books for the school from Pearson Education, the sponsors of the competition.  


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