BBC Young Reporter are holding a series of online events on Tuesday 24th November for pupils aged 16-18 who may be interested in learning more about digital careers or a career with the BBC. Before you can join any of these sessions you must register with BBC Young Reporter via this link:
Digital Cities Virtual
Aimed at 16 – 18s, visit the Digital Cities Website for more information:
Here is a list of the online events:
Creating A Sociable Gaming Environment with Claire Lim 10:00am – 10:45am
BBC’s ‘The Social’ presenter and Twitch Partner, Claire Lim, shares her ideas about creating a sociable gaming environment and how publishers can create unique, interactive environments for gamers that not only connect but also entertain.
Lunch time chat – Working in the Gaming Industry 12:15pm – 1.00pm
If you want to know more about the range of jobs and how to get into the industry, this session is for you. The panel will be answering your questions and share their insider knowledge. We’ll have guests coming from a variety of backgrounds and doing very different roles, taking your questions.
Video games creation with Aardman Animations 2.00pm – 2.45pm
From pre-production to release, join Neil Pymer from Aardman Animations as he talks about the different stages of games creation. Plus, he shows you how you can get started and create your own games at home.
Aardman Animations is the home of Wallace and Gromit and creators of various games including BBC iReporter and Dr Who Don’t Blink.
Career Talks with the BBC
There will also be an opportunity to join one of two Zoom webinars, each with different BBC colleagues, who will be able to answer any of your questions. They will be held on Mon 30th Nov, 10.15 – 11.00 and Wed 9th Dec, 2.00 – 2.45.
If you are interested in attending any of these events please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating which session you would like to join.
Inverness College UHI is holding an Online Open Week, from Mon 23rd to Thurs 26th Nov, with one to one slots available for people to speak to lecturers and student support. They are also broadcasting a series of live events via the university’s social media page.
We are a team of 8 who interviewed this time last year to go to Romania and help underprivileged children, and what a year it’s been. We were tasked to fundraise £9000 as a group, so we came up with fundraisers to help our cause. We held raffles; organised soup and pudding days; kept a stall at the school’s Christmas Fayre; hosted bake sale after bake sale and, our final event, hosted our curry and auction night. We had reached our target and more when we heard the news that we would not be able to visit the children due to Covid-19.
However, we still wanted the kids at the camp, Talita Kum, to get something from us, so we put all our efforts into the Blythswood Shoebox Appeal. We received donations from pupils S1-6, wrapping and organising the boxes on a tight schedule. 40 boxes were sent away from the school to Romania on Friday last week full of toiletries, clothes, toys, sweets, and stationery.
We would like to thank everyone who gave us a donation, came to our fundraisers, and helped us out. We would also like to thank Mrs Kish and Miss Bruce, the teachers who led our team through it all. Although we never ended up going to Romania, the experience we did have was something eye-opening, challenging and rewarding for all of us.
Visit the Blythswood website here for more information: https://blythswood.org/shoeboxappeal/
All bus pupils are being asked to fill out a google form, naming up to four pupils who regularly sit nearest to them. This is an attempt to track and trace pupils in the unlikely event of one of them testing positive. We appreciate that this system may not be fool proof but after speaking to pupils we reckon this is worth trying and it is hoped that the pupils will support us by keeping to their bus ‘bubbles’. This will be intimated to pupils at next weeks’ assemblies.