Digi Hub - Projects with Schools
The Digi Hub has been running projects with schools for the last several years. In 2016 we developed the curriculum to incorporate ICT into Art, Music and Science Projects which we rolled out to local schools at the end of the year.
The Digi Hub is a growing project that really took off in 2016. We piloted a range of new workshops aimed at local primary schools focusing on Science, Technology and the Arts (STEAM) and the links between these.
We ran digital photography and photo editing workshops in which attendees learned the basics of taking and editing photos using the free open-source software GIMP. They also learned about the Science of light and the history of photography.
We also used this space to run SCRATCH programming workshops with local primary schools. The children learned how to use SCRATCH - a free online tool which is used to introduce children to coding. They used this knowledge to create animations, interactive digital art pieces and animations over the course of our 6 week programme.
We are currently developing these workshops to encompass more elements of technology, engineering and the arts. In 2017, we are piloting a new workshop which looks at basic robotics. Once feedback has been received from the pilot phase we plan to incorporate this element into our current curriculum for use with 4th - 6th class pupils.