Pupils prepare for the future of technology

By Gemma Lowe 04 July 2017 Uncategorised

Virtual reality and vlogging are just some of the experiences that pupils enjoyed at LMS Tech Day.

Pupils from Years 7 and 8 enjoyed a whole day dedicated to technology this week with the introduction of Lincoln Minster School's first ever Tech Day.

The day saw visitors from a number of local tech businesses deliver talks and pupils had the opportunity to enjoy a virtual reality experience.

Daniel Westlake from Lincoln-based web design and development company, Cursor, gave a talk on careers in technology - inspiring pupils to think outside the box as technology develops and new careers are formed.

Jack Readman, a university student and gaming vlogger, spoke to pupils about the potential of YouTube and safety considerations when posting video content online.

Pupils also enjoyed a talk from Simon Adderley, founder of local virtual reality and exit game venue Tension Group; he spoke about where developments in virtual and augmented reality could take us in the future and the importance of maintaining social skills beyond the world of gaming. Pupils also had the chance to experience virtual reality - many for the first time - with two full VR suites.

The Tech Day also featured a drama piece involving sixth formers that educated pupils on the dangers of sexting and the law surrounding inappropriate messaging on mobile devices for young people, as well as a talk on what the school does to protect pupils from online threats.

The day, which aimed to give Year 7 and 8 and insight into the safety considerations of technology, was a success with pupils commenting on how much they had fun they had and how much they learned.

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