Digital Schoolhouse project
The Aspirations Academies Trust expects all post-16 students to develop work readiness by experiencing an Aspirations Portfolio programme. The Aspirations Portfolio will help each individual student to develop the range of skills and capabilities required for success in today’s global world.
All Year 12 students from the Banbury Aspirations Campus began the second AEP project on Tuesday 10th January 2017 at the Space Studio. On this occasion all students are embarking on the same project with a company called Digital Schoolhouse. The task is to create a game that can be used with school children to help them develop a better understanding of how computers work. The emphasis is very much on creativity and thinking outside the box, so that younger students can grasp how a particular computing concept or computational thinking skill works. All groups are encouraged to develop an understanding of the National Curriculum for Computing and the required knowledge of computational thinking. They are also aiming to test their first version of the game on primary school children at the end of February, before completing the project in March! This is a great opportunity for students to continue to develop their Project Based Learning skills, focusing particularly on the “4Cs” of critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity.