The CLC team have been on the road this week with Joe, Louise and Sarah travelling North to Manchester to run the first of our two IBM Computing Summer Schools for primary teachers. It was a fantastic 3 days of talks, workshops and sharing with teachers reviewing the course as ‘Inspiring and Informative’. Don’t worry if you feel like you missed out, we still have a few places left on our London Summer School 14th – 17th July, contact us for more info.
Back at CLC HQ we have had year 6 from St John the Divine creating brand new games using Raspberry Pi and City Heights year 7 creating digital self portraits as part of our National Portrait Gallery mini project. On Tuesday we welcomed Dunraven Primary year 1 on their very first trip to LCLC for Games Design and on Wednesday Rosendale year 2 took part in our Geography Field Trip, while Blossom went into Julian’s Primary to do some intensive Scratch sessions.
Luis and Rowan have spent the last two days at the Apple Regional Training Centre conference, getting all the latest Apple Education news, check out our twitter feed for updates @LdnCLC
Suki attended a FLLAG (Family Learning Local Authority Group) National Conference which brings together Family Learning leads from all over the country (nothing to do with flags). They discussed the continuing agenda of how to raise the profile of FL’s many benefits to families and communities around the UK to ensure that funding is safeguarded. Meanwhile, as term draws to an end our Family Learning Courses are also beginning to wrap up which means certificate ceremonies for families and lots of celebration (and food!).
And finally we got a glimpse into the ever so secret and intriguing world of the CLC technical team when Systems Manager, Krzysztof delivered his weekly round up; This week the team have been in our technical services schools implementing ventilation for the server rooms, planning our summer upgrades, coordinating network works for a school in Southwark in preparation for the summer Wifi install, restoring the internet access at the CLC following the unfortunate windows server updates (heros!) and mostly importantly preparing to install the safety catch on the door to the CLC garden so our smaller visitors can play safely outside.
Three weeks to go until the end of term and a whole lot more is about to happen…watch this space!