Helping young people get creative with digital technology

On 6th April Bridgend College hosted a day of innovative teaching and learning across the areas of Computing and Engineering (STEM subjects).

Responding to the Digital Competency Framework, Bridgend College incorporated the new strand ‘Control Technology & Robotics’ into the curriculum to engage, innovate and enthuse the next generation of programmers, engineers  and inventors.

The Pi & Mash event was the first of its kind to incorporate student-led projects using the Raspberry Pi, Lego and Makey Makey technology.

It showcased the collaborative working partnerships established between primary school pupils and FE learners within Computing and Engineering. These STEM subjects are essential for future employment and success at both local and global levels. Pupils from Croesty Primary, Litchard Primary, St Mary’s St Patricks Primary, Cwm Garw Primary will attend across the event.

This was 21st century learning at its best while supporting sustainable development goals and the Welsh dimension.

Working partnerships with PiCymru, Cardiff University, Big Learning Company, Sony, Renishaw, WG and Emotion Robotics have allowed the transfer of skills at staffing levels with future projects in the making – watch out for next year’s wearable fashion show!