Woodford Students promote video conferencing at the World’s Leading Educational Technology Event
Two Woodford students were invited to Bett 2017 (Excel, London) to demonstrate the potential of video conferencing in the classroom. Use of this technology here has developed rapidly here in school over the last three years. Sixth Form music students have benefited from performance mentoring by academics at the Manhattan School of Music, A-Level Psychology students contributed to a virtual round table with education staff at the Freud Museum and our School Councillors acquitted themselves impressively in live debate with City Hall and Westminster politicians. A recent initiative made possible by this technology has been a languages project with a school in France. Jessica and Najmo (both in Year 10) spoke eloquently about their experiences of video-conferencing with a French school. All these students have demonstrated confidence in their use of new technologies which, increasingly, give school students direct and meaningful real-time connection with the work place.