The digital media pioneers of the future have been showcasing their latest projects in Bushey produced using technology bought with funding from local developers.
Youngsters from Bushey Heath Primary School have been demonstrating how their new digital media hub has helped transform their learning experience and might even inspire some to go on to become top ‘influencers.’
The youngsters were showcasing their work to Hertsmere Borough Councillor Dr Harvey Cohen, who was at the school to present a plaque commemorating the opening of the new hub.
The hub, which replaced the school’s former computer suite and includes a soundproofed studio and vlogging posts as well as separate podcast areas, has benefitted from an £8,000 grant from the council’s Community Infrastructure Fund (CIF).
Cllr Cohen, who is portfolio holder for planning, said: “It has been incredibly eye-opening visiting the school’s new digital hub and I really feel honoured that staff and pupils took time out of their busy days to show me the kind of work they have been doing.
“When it comes to technology, children are often the teachers, rather than the adults. The hub is a safe, secure space where they can really explore their ideas, but also learn about the pitfalls of doing anything online.”
Headteacher Penny Barefoot said: “The hub ensures the children are experiencing practical and creative use of technology. The children learn digital media skills in a safe environment and are able to apply their skills across the curriculum.
“To ensure the facilities are fully utilised, the school employs a Digital Hub Apprentice.”