BBC Make it Digital ProgrammeGreat news for schools, BBC Northern Ireland is hosting a fantastic FREE event at Blackstaff Studios on Great Victoria Street in Belfast on 26th – 28th February inclusive. The event is open to schools (Primary and Secondary) all day on Thurs 26th and Fri 27th February and we would be delighted if you brought some of your pupils along. The event will be very hands on with everything from coding workshops, robotics, digital fabrication and virtual reality and links neatly to the NI Curriculum. It’s a great opportunity for your students to get a taste of what technology and computer programming has to offer and gives them plenty of food for thought for their career paths. You can find more detailed information about the event activities on the website And here’s a quick teaser. Anyone can come along and have a go at this ping pong table with a difference!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_y93WoUYto&feature=youtu.be No ticket is required to attend so please just come and join in all the fun. However, we’d find it useful if you let us know you’re coming by emailing numbers to firstname.lastname@example.org Some of the workshops have limited space so if you’d like to make a block booking please fill in the relevant form on the website or ring Emma McIlveen on 028 90338583 Activities are suitable for children and young people aged 8+
THINK U KNOWA website with a range of activities for children of all ages to explain Internet safety. Games and resources are organised to suit all age ranges.
NSPCCA useful website for parents with advice on how to teach children about being safe online.
Childnet InternationalA website helping to make the internet a great and safe place for children. This website includes many tips for parents on how to keep children safe online.
CBBC - Stay SafeA child friendly website with lots of ways for children to learn about e-safety Children can test their safety knowledge with Hacker, listen to some Stay Safe songs with Helen Skelton, News Kids On the Block and Bobby Lockwood and get some tips from the Horrible Histories gang.
Getting Involved Because Education WorksAs a parent, you are your child’s first teacher so you have a vital role to play. With your support your child can achieve in education and improve their life chances. You can play a positive role in your child’s education. Just spending time with your child doing everyday activities makes all the difference in the world. By playing, talking, reading and counting with your little one, you’ll not only help them to enjoy themselves, you’ll help them to grow, gain new skills and give them the best start in life. It can be fun for you too!