Digital Dragons Den

'Digital Dragons’ Den' is a fantastic opportunity for Year 7 students to get a head start using all the cutting edge technology, available here at the Academy.

Digital Dragons’ Den is a technology based summer-school project where students will develop ICT and Computing skills ready for life in Year 7 and the Literacy 4 Life curriculum. It gives students a head start in using technology for learning well at Shireland and builds on the work they have done in Going Wild.

Students will have the opportunity to complete fun, interactive workshops such as Flashy Flash Animation and Magnificent Movie Making. In groups they will then use all of their new skills to create a “Dragons’ Den” style pitch, with the top groups having the opportunity to present to some of the world’s leading educational technology experts that have kindly agreed to support the project and act as Dragons.

Digital Dragons’ Den will be packed full of exciting workshops that develop their presentational skills as well as digital skills with opportunities to win top-tech prizes.

Everyone that completes Digital Dragons’ Den to a high standard will also be recognised as a Digital Leader throughout their time in Year 7. Digital Leaders will be offered special opportunities to extend their Computing and IT skills.

Digital Dragons’ Den takes place at the end of August and culminates with our Transition Graduation Ceremony where awards for attendance and effort across all three phases of the Transition Programme are given out by our Executive Principal, Sir Mark Grundy.

An understanding of how the TV programme Dragons’ Den works would be ideal for students to know before they attend Digital Dragons’ Den.