Last Tuesday, a group of our 5th year students attended the School Digital Champion training day, in Croke Park. The School Digital Champion Programme was launched as part of the National Digital Strategy to promote digital adoption and encourage the productive use of technology by students. The programme is creating an interest in STEM and developing an aptitude for digital and ICT at all levels in secondary schools. It also provides students with a platform to drive digital adoption outside the walls of the classroom by connecting with local enterprises and the wider community.
This is our first group to attend the programme and form a team. They are aiming to develop an app for the student body that they will be able to utilise in support of their school life here in O'Carolan College. To this end, the group completed training in Coding Micro-bit computers and MIT's AppInventor software.
We look forward to supporting this team in the coming months, and seeing how their hard work contributes to our school.