Digital Day teaches programming perfection

Computing confidence shows for talented students

Developing digital skills was the aim for students taking part in ‘Digital Day’ (D-Day).

The event, organised by the British Interactive Media Association introduced them to the possibilities available in careers in digital media.

The students taking part used their creative, decision making and project management skills to tackle a selection of tasks, including digital design, creating mobile apps, social media and web development. As part of the national event, schools were paired with a local company, and The Radclyffe School worked with Manchester-based LiveLink New Media.

Using video presentations the students were shown the variety of careers available, and the professionals from LiveLink showed of some of the high profile work they have produced. Moving onto the digital challenges, the students worked in small teams to create new digital ideas and work out how ‘end users’ could benefit.

And the best projects created on D-Day are being submitted to a specially created award panel, with the winner in each category carrying off a BIMA D-Day Award.

Head of Computing Mr Maher said, “Taking part in events like this is an excellent experience for our students, equipping them with real skills as they learn from people who are working at the cutting edge in UK industry.

17 October 2013

students at BIMA Digital Day

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