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Technology Council

"Our mission is to help the school community with technology and introduce new technology into the school."


Current members (2023-24): 

Year 6 Leaders: Evanas, Freddie and Nathan

Year 5: Kiko, Leo and Alex

Year 4: Ryan

Year 3: Ava and Sem


3D Printing

We have been exploring our new 3D printer (kindly gifted to the school by Warren Services). We have learned how to make basic structures on browser-based software TinkerCAD, and have used Prusa Slicer to generate instructions for the printer. We have practised printing various different objects, and delivered an assembly to the school on how to use our new machine. 


You can watch our introductory and instructional video here: 3D Printer Video

Unboxing our Ender 3 3D Printer

Exploring TinkerCAD

Marty the Robot Review

We were really impressed with Marty the Robot. What excited us most was being able to control him both with block-based, Scratch-esque code and a text-based language like Python. The block-based coding worked brilliantly, and we were quickly able to use our understanding of sequence and repetition to get Marty moving. Unfortunately, in order to get Python running we needed a proper, full-install of the language's interpreter on a PC - we currently only write Python in a simulated, browser-based environment like We all agreed that Marty could be a powerful tool, but we would need to conduct some fundraising in order to purchase. 

Our top tech tips (2022)


Ryan (Year 4)


"Make sure you rest your eyes and take regular breaks from the screen."


Emily (Year 6)


"If you make a mistake halfway through the sentence, you can use the left and right arrow keys to go back through the text."


Oliver (Year 5)


"You can use CTRL + C together to copy and CTRL + V to paste."


Santiago (Year 5)


"You can save your website favourite addresses (URLs) in your browser toolbar by using the "bookmark" tool. This means you can access them without having to retype the address."


Maksymilian (Year 6)


"If you have a new enough computer/ storage You can update Windows 10 to become Windows 11 for free. First, go to the start menu and then click on settings. Then click on Windows Update to see if you are illegible."


Eliana (Year 6)


"While in a word document, you can hold the CTRL and A keys down together to select everything that has been written. This is useful because you can delete everything if you want to start over, or you can make other changes to all of your text at once. You can use this in other programs, too."