Pupils explore web debate

INTRICATE WEB: Barry Island primary pupils and Cllr Chris Elmore

INTRICATE WEB: Barry Island primary pupils and Cllr Chris Elmore

First published in News

PUPILS at a Barry school helped host a live webinar on the subject of the internet, last week.

Barry Island primary youngsters teamed up with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales' team and the Vale Youth Service to hold the Let’s create a better internet together event on Tuesday, February 11.

The webinar was aimed at promoting the Commissioner’s Super Ambassador scheme and children’s rights.

Barry Island Primary headteacher, Ty Golding said it was wonderful pupils could share their ideas and thoughts via the webinar with children from more than 15 other primary schools.

He said: “Using technology to collaborate with such ease and working together as a collective voice has provided us all with a meaningful opportunity to make a difference.

"We are now looking at how webinars could be used to communicate across schools to support a wide variety of learning experiences.”

Vale Council cabinet member for children's services, Councillor Chris Elmore answered questions from primary schools from across the county and took part in a debate considering the best ways to stay safe online.

Children’s commissioner for Wales, Keith Towler, said: “With the development of Hwb, a single learning platform in Wales, it is key that we understand how young people want to be engaged in education and the role that digital technologies and teacher education play in that”.

Information gathered from the webinar will inform a report being prepared by the National Digital Learning Council (NDLC).

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