Press Release – June 2016
The Board are extremely impressed with an idea from two Year 6 pupils from Ysgol Sant Dunawd, Bangor-on-Dee in Wrexham.
Harvey and Louis have taken part in the ‘The Fiver Challenge’, a nationwide competition to find the next generation of budding entrepreneurs run by Young Enterprise and supported by Virgin Money. This is aimed at young people aged 5-11 and aims to inspire creativity and develop enterprising attitudes and behaviours.
Harvey and Louis attend Ysgol Sand Dunawd, Bangor-on-Dee, Wrexham and they came up with the idea of an iCafe called ‘Drink Tea Whilst Learning IT’.
Their idea was that members of the local community would attend the school on a particular morning during the week to socialize and learn new IT skills – with the pupils doing the teaching!!!!
The pupils used the iPads the school provides and the local community can learn new skills whilst enjoying tea, coffee, toast etc
The North Wales School Community Police Officer PC Yvette Jackson has also recently attended ‘Dink Tea Whilst Learning IT’ to help answer any questions the local community had regarding internet safety.
PC Jackson commented “‘Drink Tea Whilst Learning IT’ is a great idea from Harvey and Louis; it shows great initiative from the pair. I’m grateful to them for inviting me along so that I can help educate members of the public about internet safety and help provide more information about the All-Wales School Liaison Core Programme and the internet safety lessons we provide to primary and secondary schools”
Sara Lloyd-Evans, Business Manager, North Wales Safeguarding Board said “The Board were very impressed with Harvey and Louis’ idea for ‘Drink Tea Whilst Learning IT’. This kind of activity brings the community together and whilst learning together people can educate themselves about internet safety. Often children are more IT savvy than their parents and grandparents and having an iCafe was a fantastic idea that would skill up parents and carers who ultimately are responsible for keeping children safe online. Well Done Harvey and Louis!!!!”
Sarah Morris, Deputy Head, Ysgol Sant Dunawd, Bangor-on-Dee said “As a school we felt that this was a wonderful idea and we hope to set up something similar in September 2016”
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