Your child will use what they already know about the world around them, to inspire and empower them as digital creators

How we teach

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Learning creative digital media isn't about staring at a screen all day. We employ a variety of resources and approaches to teach. We look at art and the world about us and encourage the children to express themselves and their family life in their work, and to explore important issues such as friendship, the environment and consumerism.

Analogue and digital

The children do not just use digital technologies to learn and create. They are encouraged to use traditional tools such as paper, paint and pencils.

The children do not only learn how to originate on the computer, but also how to transfer creative work by way of scanning and photographing. For example, to create images, a student may photograph or scan pictures they have drawn and painted, and then use computer based editng tools such as Pixelmator and those provided within Scratch.

Using the internet

Our activities involve very little use of the internet by the children, and then only under the supervision of our teachers, for example to research or view other children's work. Children completing our website design course, have their websites uploaded for them by the teachers.

Team work & peer learning

Our methods are designed to encourage self learning and discovery, sharing and problem solving. Therefore many of our activities and projects involve the children collaborating in groups or pairs. We encourage children to share their knowledge and skills with each other, and help one another.

In the early sessions of a course, we assess the children to ensure pairings are constructive and mutually beneficial for each child.