College holds fourth BIMA Digital Day event

Edinburgh College Foundation Apprentices have taken part in BIMA Digital Day 2019, the fourth year running the College has been involved in the national day which highlights the importance of Digital Skills.

The day kicked off with a presentation from Leith Agency’s Sarah Hand, explaining the need for high competence in digital skills, as well as the type of career paths open to people who train in digital.

The pupils from Drummond Community High School, Currie High School and Royal High School were then split into groups to complete a Tick-Tock Challenge which saw them use a mobile app to create short videos based on an advertising campaign for Irn-Bru.

An afternoon session followed, during which the students were set a challenge designing a mobile app to help a major tennis tournament encourage young people to become more active. 

Computing curriculum manager Sam Blyth said: “It was brilliant to have held another BIMA Digital Day at Sighthill Campus. Our Foundation Apprentices were fully engaged throughout the day and showed real potential and talent in the solutions they created to each of the tasks.

“Thanks to our partner Leith Agency who fuelled amazing discussion and creativity among our students throughout what was a brilliant day.”