A tremendous topic for education and vocation and everyday life, this year marks renewed focus in teaching computing at The Annex School.
At the base of our computing curriculum is the European Computer Driving License (ECDL), an international foundation 'raising digital competence standards' in all aspects of society.
It's insufficient though to ensure the children just understand how to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Access); our ICT lessons also include computer maintenance, computer history, coding (from Scratch to Python) getting to grips with Raspberry Pi, and web design basics (HTML, CSS and Wordpress).
So useful are these lessons, staff also enjoy attending computing lessons because they also learn.
Getting Stuck In
The news this year is that pupils are hard at work studying, taking written tests, honing their cooking skills and also planting seeds.
KG has also been learning construction/DIY skills and has made impressive shelving in his bedroom:
He is due to complete a six month block of site- maintenance work experience.