Mrs Bassett, head of school at Windmill Hill Academy and Computing Subject Lead, has been working hard to provide pupils with additional computing enrichment opportunities. The school has made great links with Ryan Arthurs, who runs the Immersion Centre in Okehampton.
As well as pupils attending all of the challenge mornings held at the Immersion Centre, they have also attended a challenge day for the An Daras Multi Academy Trust, which Windmill Hill Academy are part of, which was led by Ryan Arthurs.
Activities have included building models out of Lego and programming them to complete different challenges including: the fastest vehicle, Robot Wars and completing an obstacle course.
Ryan also leads an after-school Computing Club at Windmill Hill Academy which is well attended and Mrs Bassett has run a lunchtime club Computing Club for Year 6 pupils.
Mrs Bassett said: “As Computing underpins today’s modern lifestyle, Windmill Hill Academy believe it is essential that all pupils gain the confidence and ability, that they need in this subject, to prepare them for the challenge of a rapidly developing and changing technological world. The enrichments listed above, as well as a well-planned Computing and Online Safety curriculum, really helps to support this.”