6th February 2020 — At the start of the Hilary term, the boys at Northcote Lodge were delighted to find a wonderful surprise awaiting them on their return to school: a brand-new Computing and Digital Learning space. The suite is a beautifully designed space with wooden floors and desks with plenty of charging stations and large, comfy rugs. It boasts 18 iMacs, seamlessly linked with the boys' iPads, and digital learning activities; a large display with an Apple TV for boys to screen mirror; a full set of Bluetooth headphones, and good ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity. More equipment, including robots and green screens, is arriving soon.
The open plan digital learning space is not only loved by all for its looks but is appreciated for providing enhanced user experiences, facilitating a variety of learning styles and accommodating flexible areas of Computing and Digital Learning such as Digital Literacy, Computer Science & Robotics, Digital Design & Media. The boys' input at the planning stage was critical to the creation of a functional space. They are proud of the achievement and taking great care of the equipment.
A group of Digital Leaders and tech enthusiasts across all year groups devoted some of their break time to set up and test the new equipment. With the help of regular IT Help Desk support in the new room, boys also enjoy interacting with and learning from the school's IT technicians.