Putting the T in STEM – Irchester Digital Leaders


We are the Irchester Digital Leaders and our job is to inspire and teach everyone in school to be more technological. We put the T in STEM! For those of you that don’t know, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and maths.


Today we have been digitally leading year 4 to their success on scratch (programming software for kids). Effectively, we taught them to code “Felix and Herbert”. They told us they enjoyed the experience and gave us many thanks and positive comments. “I like how they did it in little steps and we told them what to do.” Daniel from 4sf told us. Abbie A told us that we helped her a lot when she was stuck and she wants to do it again. We taught two classes – 4SF and 4KB. The teachers said they enjoyed watching us teach and it was brilliant and the children absolutely loved it. Miss Heygate told us she would like us to teach her class how to Scratch next!


We enjoyed our first experience as Digital Leaders and we are going to do it again next week. We feel that we can teach everyone how to code confidently as we are confident programmers. However, that is not all we will do. We aim to get the whole school using new programmes, IT games and software and will lead children and staff in workshops! If you have any ideas about what you would like to learn next just ask us and we will try to organise it.

Thomas and Adam , your Digital Leaders.


PS Big thanks  to Nicholas and Séan from the Lab_13 committee who supported us and gave their expertise to Year 4 too.


About lab13network

Lab_13 is a space in a school managed by pupils for pupils to conduct their own research and experiments driven by their curiosity, imagination and enthusiasm, and under the watchful supervision of a Scientist in Residence (not a teacher!!).
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