Welcome to the December post of our monthly achievements and updates blog. Here we congratulate schools who have completed their training over the past month and share good news stories from Digital Leader schools.
Well done to the Digital Leaders teams from the following schools who have recently completed their online training!
Barnfield Primary School – 2nd cohort!
Bredon School – 2nd cohort!
Bromley High School Juniors – 3rd cohort!
Clayesmore Preparatory School – 2nd cohort!
Cumnor House School for Girls
De Bohun Primary School – 2nd cohort!
Highworth Grammar School
The King’s Ely Secondary School
Northampton High School Junior – 2nd cohort!
Oakington Manor Primary
Reed’s School – 2nd cohort!
Royal Masonic School for Girls – 3rd cohort!
Royal Russell – 2nd cohort!
Sawtry Village Academy – 2nd cohort!
St Martins School
The Belvedere Academy
The King’s Ely Secondary School
The William Henry Smith School
Cardiff Regional Event
Last month we had our fourth Regional Event in Cardiff. The event was an opportunity for young people across the region to collaborate on ways to share their online safety knowledge with the pupils at their schools. The young people also received exclusive training from the Childnet Education Team who present sessions and workshops at schools all over the country.
Thank you to the schools that attended the Digital Leaders Regional Event in Cardiff, thank you to the Digital Leaders in attendance and the teachers who supported throughout the day. Special thank you to St. John’s College Juniors for hosting and Ms Howells for working with us on the event. Your preparations helped to make the day run smoothly!
Digital Leader school visits
Danielle visited Moss Park Junior School last month to see what their Digital Leaders have been doing and to hear about their plans to share their knowledge with the rest of their school. Thank you to the Digital Leaders for spending time talking to Danielle, she was really impressed with your hard work!
Digital Families Hackathon
Thank you to the Digital Leaders from JFS who came to the Facebook Digital Families Hackathon event. Max, Jessica and Eva, your contributions were valuable and we are grateful for your participation and input.
Anti-Bullying Week 2019
Well done to all of the Digital Leaders who celebrated Anti-Bullying Week and Odd Socks Day in their schools. Thank you to all of the Primary and Secondary Digital Leaders who completed the ‘Run activities for Anti-bullying Week 2019’ module on the training platforms and told us about the activities they had done to celebrate. Look out for a blog post featuring a roundup of the activities that Digital Leaders told us they did in school to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week and to help stop bullying in their school.
We particularly liked this tweet from Bromley High School Juniors, showcasing how their Digital Leaders led Odd Socks Day in their school with their funky odd socks!
Congratulations to Grovelands Community Primary School Digital Leaders
Digital Leaders from Grovelands Community Primary School made a video about Screen time and are featured on the ‘social news’ section of their school website, well done team! https://grovelands-school.co.uk/
We love to see Digital Leader groups getting creative with how they can share their online safety knowledge and Grovelands Digital Leaders clearly learnt a lot from the Screen Time and Healthy Balance module!
We challenge your team to make a video to share what you learn in the next training module you complete! Let us know what your Digital Leader team have achieved to be featured in this blog or our community newsletter!
We are starting a new monthly blog feature to share schools who have completed their training, updates from the Childnet team and good news stories from Digital Leaders schools.
Digital Leaders Regional Event
Our first Regional Event was held at Titus Salt School in Saltaire, West Yorkshire, on 20th November. The event was a huge success and saw schools from in and around the north of the UK attend participate in training as well as to meet other Digital Leaders from other schools. You can read the full blog post here.
Anti-Bullying Week blog
Thank you and well done to all the Digital Leaders teams who shared their activities during for Anti-Bullying Week 2018 which ran from 19th to 23rd November. It was amazing to see all the fantastic ways that you spread awareness and kindness in your school and community. We have put together a blog to share the content Group Leaders emailed to us which you can check out here.
Student guest blog on Anti-Bullying Week
Acklam Grange students put on some fantastic events as part of Anti-Bullying Week 2018. Mo, a Digital Leader, wrote a guest blog for us about the week and you can read it here.
Facebook Community Boost event
Digital Leaders from Woodford County High School for Girls took part in a Facebook event which was attended by MPs as well as industry experts. Eman, Farisha and Leya demonstrated their expertise in online safety by speaking to MPs with confidence and ease. Students also wrote a guest blog about their experience and you can read about it here.
Well done to the Digital Leader teams from the following schools who have recently completed their online training!
Abbey Primary School, Northampton
Barrow Hedges Primary School- 2nd cohort!
Bishop Wordsworth’s School
Bonner Primary School
Bromley High School- Juniors
Clayesmore Preparatory School
De Bohun Primary School
Edgbaston High School for Girls
Frogmore Junior School- 2nd cohort!
Gearies Primary School- 3rd cohort!
International School of the Hague Primary
Kensington Prep School
Linton Primary School
Manor Junior School
New Delaval Primary School
North London Collegiate Junior School
Norwich High Prep School- Juniors
Oakley Vale Primary School
Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary
Saltford C of E Primary School
Sawtry Village Academy
Spring Gardens Primary School
St Augustine’s CE Primary School, Manchester
St Richards Catholic College
Stanford Le Hope Primary School
The Flying Bull Academy- 2nd cohort!
The Royal Masonic School for Girls
If your school would like to share what your Digital Leaders team have been up to then please email [email protected] to be included in the next update!
Activities to try with your Digital Leaders this month
Write a blog – Help us populate our brand new website with all your awesome activities! Let us know what your Digital Leaders have been up to and we’ll feature it on our Blogs. You’ll receive a ‘Write a Blog’ badge if you’re on the primary platform and a ‘Childnet advocate’ award on the secondary platform. Take a look at St John’s Bosco RC Primary School’s excellent blog for inspiration.
Mo, a Digital Leader from Acklam Grange School, wrote us a blog about what his school did for Anti-Bullying Week 2018.
For Anti-Bullying Week 2018, our team organised an open mic-day. On the open mic-day we sold cakes, popcorn, drinks and we took donations for stickers. We also had a photo-booth!
We sang the ‘Choose Respect’ song and created a video. This was shown to staff on the Monday in their morning briefing to promote Anti-Bullying Week.
During the open mic-day we had student performances including singing, dancing and drumming. We had students from all year groups performing and we even had a teacher perform who made the audience go ‘WOW!’
The audience were superb and made it easy for the performers as they encouraged them and made them feel even more confident. The audience and wonderful teaching staff contributed well and our Head Teacher was there to help calm the audience down if they were getting too wild (in a good way)! It was great for students and they are still talking about the performers and how fantastic Anti-Bullying Week was!
On top of this the school teaching staff designed a lesson about respecting yourself, others and the community, and students made a poster about respect. They also spoke about how to apply respect on a daily basis.
Our aims for Anti-Bullying Week were to make the week enjoyable and to show that people should treat others the way they want to be treated.
Thank you Acklam Grange students and Mo for putting on such a fantastic event and sharing it with the Digital Leaders community. If your Digital Leaders would like to write a guest blog, please contact [email protected]