Innovation at RGS on Show at BETT
It has been a very busy week for our IT & Computing Team, hosting a Parental Engagement Evening on Monday before attending the BETT Show 2024 from Wednesday to Friday.
On Monday, parents had the opportunity to immerse themselves in technology in our Digital Learning Programme Information Evening. This event enabled parents to get hands-on and experience the technology that teachers and pupils use at RGS Worcester through informative demonstrations across various stands. These covered topics such as Showbie, Cahoot (an engaging quizzing game), Jamf (which focuses on child and parent safety), Artificial Intelligence and Apple Classroom (demonstrating how teachers can monitor pupils’ activities in real-time). Pupils and staff presented together and then parents were able to try the technology themselves.
On Wednesday, Director of Innovation at RGS, Mr John Jones, participated in a panel discussion on ‘Digital Learning within The RGS Worcester Family of Schools’ at the BETT Show, sharing invaluable insights and best practices.
On Thursday, Head of Computing and Digital Learning at RGS The Grange, Mr Matt Warne, and John Jones teamed up to present ‘A Whole School Approach to AI with RGS Worcester.’ The presentation at the BETT Show was attended by over 400 participants with standing room only, including representatives from the UK Government Department for Business and Trade. The presentation highlighted the seamless integration of AI into the daily lives of both pupils and teachers.
Today, 48 pupils from The RGS Worcester Family of Schools attended the BETT Show. Pupils confidently engaged in hands-on presentations, including a showcase of robotics use in the primary curriculum on the Jigsaw 24 stand. Pupils from RGS The Grange and RGS Worcester collaborated for live demonstrations of AI integration on the Albion stand, illustrating the comprehensive approach adopted by the RGS Schools.
Reflecting on the event, Mr John Jones said: “It was a privilege to demonstrate the accomplishments of the four RGS Worcester Schools, sharing our insights and experiences with fellow educators and school leaders. Our commitment to a proactive approach in adopting AI for Digital Learning, utilising AI as and when it adds meaning and value to enhancing teaching and learning.”