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New Bridge Group and New Bridge MAT Spring Newsletters

New Bridge Group and New Bridge MAT Spring Newsletters Take a look at what's been going on around the New Bridge Group and New Bridge MAT this last term...   New Bridge Group Spring Newsletter New Bridge School Spring Newsletter Hollinwood Academy Spring...

Spring Newsletter 2022

Spring Newsletter 2022 Click the link to view the Spring/ Easter Newsletter from the New Bridge Group.   New Bridge Group Spring Newsletter

SEND Green Paper Published At Last

SEND Green Paper Published At Last The eagerly awaited SEND Green Paper (Right support, right place, right time) was finally published at the end of last week. For this blog I have published an abridged article written by the journalist Sam Booth and featured in...

Chicago 2022

Chicago 2022 Of all our New Bridge Adventures, this year's groundbreaking trip to Chicago has to rank as the most ambitious yet. The students and staff were welcomed by our hosts, Ridgewood High, and in some style... We balanced our exciting work with Apple, with some...

Chicago Day 14 & 15

Chicago Day 14 & 15 Well it finally arrived - our very last full day in Chicago and we were determined to fit in as much as possible! We were joined by Gilbert for Breakfast and then we headed over to the Field Museum - Chicago’s natural history museum! We had a...

Chicago Day 9

Today at Ridgewood the students have been developing their app prototypes within their teams. This session was led by the Apple Campus leaders and some really interesting ideas are starting to take shape.

Designing the app layout, adding logos, navigation tabs and icons.

The next two workshops focused on applying code to an app design and these were delivered by Mr Svetlick, the Computer Science teacher at Ridgewood.

Our IT pathway students really enjoyed learning all about the process of choosing UI (user interface) elements, setting ID properties and then adding events driven programming to make their apps interactive.

The students were given the task of pair programming using MacBooks whereby one is the ‘driver’ and entered the code and one is the ‘navigator’ and observes and tests for any bugs in the code. They then switch roles.

Once again, Ridgewood High School have made us feel at home, treating us to cakes and refreshments at breaks and lunch. What’s really special though, is how well the students are bonding with each other. Friendships are being made well beyond our time in Chicago, and that is as rewarding as the many other fantastic achievements.

This evening we went out for dinner at the Enterrium at the Woodfield Mall, followed by a 90 minute session in the arcades where students had a pass to go on any games they desired!

As you can imagine, they loved it!

Sometimes you just don’t want to be experiencing one of the most spectacular cultural metropolises in the world, you just want to be playing video games! Well, as you can see that’s what our digital students wanted anyway. It’s also clear that the staff had a fab time too! Especially Mr Lyons and Mr Slater!

Finally, we must say a huge thank you once again to our guide Gilbert and bus driver Onka. They have been incredible! The students love them, they are so much fun, and they have helped make the trip such a positive experience.


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