Nick Cogger introduced
Computer Science and the pupils had a taster of Music Programming, AI
(Artificial Intelligence) networks and The Cloud- Sport Data Analytics.
He said: “It was an
introduction into technology and computing careers in further education and we
explored how computers are now essential in so many different areas.
“It was good to see how
well the pupils engaged with the day.”
A big hit was Science
teacher Hannah Smith’s taster of the new BTEC Animal Management Course we are
introducing in September.
Did you know that St
David’s College is now home to four baby rats and two very cute hedgehogs
called Pablo and Essie? We also have a rather dashing looking snake called Ray
and a sweet Dune Gheko called Leonard.
The Year 9 boys were
taught how to care for the animals, including the temperature they needed to be
kept at and what they eat.
The Year 9 girls were
given an introduction to CAD and Design and Technology by Martin O’Leary.
“We looked into
design-based careers such as engineering, product design, architecture and
fashion design,” said Mr O’Leary.
“I’ve always wanted to
encourage girls to consider technology or design careers, our past pupils
include a raft of talented girls who have become architects and engineers or
have a career in fashion.”
Year 9 pupil Amelie
said: “It was a really good day as we learnt about famous female architects and
fashion designers such as Vivienne Westwood, and it really made you think about
how many varied and interesting careers there are out there.
“We designed dog tags on
the 3-D printer which was really fun.”