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CEO’s Blog – 25th November 2022

CEO’s Blog – 25th November 2022 In exactly one month’s time, it will be Christmas Day, the second Christmas since COVID-19 restrictions ended.   It is amazing to think how quickly that time has passed, and how well our children, young people and staff teams have...

Remembering Joan Readyhough

CEO's Blog - 18th November 2022 Remembering Joan Readyhough  Joan Readyhough13th May 1932 - 22nd October 2022 In recent months, I have been using my blog to celebrate the achievements, learning and experiences of our children and young people throughout the MAT and...

CEO’s Blog – 11th November

    CEO's Blog - 11th November   After a couple of weeks when celebration has been on everyone's minds, where we have seen religious celebrations like Diwali take place, as well as other traditional events such as Bonfire Night and Halloween, it has...

Young Enterprise Business Group

Young Enterprise Business Group We are a Young Enterprise Business Group who make personalised products and sell them at a reasonable price. This year, we are Tintastic.  We upcycle used tins, customise them, and sell them at a low price. We can make readily made...

CEO’s Blog – 4th November 2022

CEO’s Blog – 4th November 2022   Have fun, but be careful!   Autumn 2 is well underway and with Bonfire Night happening this weekend, the message this week has to be ‘have fun, but be careful…’   Fireworks aren’t for everyone, but for those of you who will...

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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