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A Sense Of Humour - Film & Animation Competition

A Sense Of Humour is a free film and animation competition run by Elstree Film Design for children and young people aged up to 25 living in Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, London and Surrey.

Entrants will produce an original 90 second short film or animation from scratch around the theme of ĎA Sense of Humourí.


Free Micro:Bit Computing Devices for Year 7 Students

Students in the new year 7 from September are eligibile to receive a Micro:Bit computing device from the BBC. This small, simple device with a number of attached LEDs can be plugged into a computer and students can program the LEDs to flash simple messages. Schools should apply to receive devices for eligible students by using this form:


Herts Computing Scheme - Version 4 is coming!

Herts for Learning is proud to announce that Version 4 of the Herts Computing Scheme for primary schools will be published at the end of August 2015. The new version will be generally updated and improved. but will also include a deeper focus on understanding around physical computers and how they "talk " to each other and will include a new emphasis on exploration and evaluation of devices and software. The new version will also provide some helpful samples of assessed work.

If you are, or have been, subscribed to the scheme, your school will be emailed with further details. If however you would like more information at this stage, please contact:


Sam Payne
01438 844893

Technology Rich Mobile Classroom - Barkway and Barley First Schools

Barley C of E (VC) First School and Barkway VA (C of E) First School are two small schools in villages near Royston in Hertfordshire. They are approximately 2.5 miles apart and as they are small they share one head teacher. The schools therefore work together very closely in many different ways, and share certain resources, one of which is a technology equipped minibus.