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14 Dec 18

A new qualification was announced in May 2018, it was the Duke of York – Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (iDEA).  This is an international programme that is aimed at helping address the digital skills gap.  The iDEA curriculum “has been curated to help inspire people all over the world to become Digital Citizens, Workers, Makers, Entrepreneurs and Gamers; to enhance their employability; and to help them become economically active”. It’s  the digital and enterprise equivalent of The Duke of Edinburgh Award.

As a School, we have been delighted to sign up:  it is open to anyone  to get involved and complete the modules.  In Years 7 and 8, students can earn some of the badges as part of their classwork, however  to obtain the qualification the majority of the badges will have to be earned in their own time.

Congratulations to Abigail (Year 7) and Joshua (Year 8) who have both worked extremely hard to gain our first Silver Badges, building on the success of our bronze award winners announced earlier in the term.  The qualification is so new we are still waiting to find out what students have to do to obtain the Gold Badges, so watch this space.

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