Marr College Newsletter 05 - Page 13

Issue Number 04 | November 2019 IDEA Award technology and enterprise sectors – perfect for application forms and CVs! Our S2 and S3 students have been working towards achieving their Bronze Award for the Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award (known as iDEA). This is an innovative, free online resource that helps students develop key digital and enterprise skills which have been identified as essential skills for life and work. The iDEA bite size badges are very flexible and can be accessed from home or via a mobile device. iDEA badges support both formal and informal learning – they have been mapped against the National Curriculum and the Skills Framework for the Information Age. Some examples of the different badges available include: social media marketing, cyber security, python coding, e-commerce and money management. For more information click on their logo or see @idea_award. iDEA is the digital and enterprise equivalent of The Duke of Edinburgh Award (the 'digital DoE') and on completion of each level students receive a certificate along with a Buckingham Palace compliments slip. The award aims to increase employment marketability in the Rewards Day All students took part in the 8-week Challenge in the run up to the Christmas holiday. Students were rewarded with a day of festive activities on Thursday 19 th December. Students were able to choose from a wide variety of activities including: Christmas movies, board games, end of the year quizzes, computer games, festive Lego, escape rooms and Christmas cooking. There was even a Maths Christmas Party with party games, Christmas Karaoke and hot chocolate and marshmallows. This was also a dress down day. Students and staff had a great time taking part in the festive activities and are looking forward to the next rewards day at the end of the summer term! 12