Pupils share technology ideas at first ‘Schools Kidsmeet’ event
THe very first Melling and District Community of Schools Kidsmeet (MADCOS) took place on Wednesday, February 8 at Deyes High School.
The event was hosted by Pete Rafferty, local teacher and computing consultant, and was designed as an opportunity for pupils to share the technology that they find exciting in their school.
More than 40 students from Northway, Melling, Summerhill and Green Park Primaries attended along with Y7 pupils from Deyes High.
Amanda Bennett representing MADCOS (Melling and District Community of Schools) said: “Following on from the very successful MADCOS Computing Festival, which provided a great stimulus for digital learners in our local schools, this event allowed children from as young as eight years to share their knowledge and passion for tech with like-minded students.
“The excitement was palpable as students discussed their ideas with each other.”
The youngsters enjoyed the opportunity to demonstrate their innovative ideas using a variety of devices such as Codebugs, Spheros, BB8, BBC Microbits and LEGO Wedo.
Angela Deary from Summerhill School commented: 'It was lovely to see the children confident in peer teaching as they clearly had good understanding and knowledge of what they were presenting to others.”
The students shared games they had programmed as well as having the opportunity to win prizes from Barclays ‘Digital Eagles’ who brought a virtual reality headset and a variety of other online digital games for the students to try.