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Year 8 learn about digital age at Computer Skills Day

Year 8 learn about digital age at Computer Skills Day

A number of pupils at Rydal Penrhos have been finding out more about the digital age thanks to a learning scheme.

The entire Year 8 group took part in a Computer Skills Day, which is the latest learning initiative put on by the dedicated staff at the school.

There were a host of activities throughout the event, which took place on Monday, February 19 and began with teacher Phil Mather and Network & Office Services Manager Gareth Robinson, who went over plenty of useful tools that will stand them in good stead in later life, including the much-used Office 365, which is implemented throughout Rydal Penrhos.

After the break, Mike Farnell covered the essential and sometimes confusing world of Microsoft Excel, where they were taught how to create graphs and design spreadsheets.

During the afternoon, they found out the basics behind elementary coding with Darren Baker, Mr Robinson and Mr Farnell, and they got to try out their new-found knowledge using the legendary online game Minecraft.

Year 9 will be taking part in a similar day next Monday as Rydal Penrhos pupils continue to benefit from a wide range of new learning schemes, where they pick up new skills they may not learn during regular lessons.

Deputy Head Tim Cashell, said: “In an increasingly digital age that seems to be growing with every passing day, it is essential that we teach our young children the importance of technology and how it can benefit them academically.

“This is something our fantastic staff do a wonderful job off and we will always strive to ensure that our pupils are kept fully up to date with an ever-changing world.”

A full gallery from the day can be found here

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