Why we prize IT and innovation:
"If we teach today as we
taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow."
The world our students will work
and live in will be very different from that of today - most of the jobs that
they will do, do not yet exist. At Bedford Girls' School, we don’t want our
students to ‘get by’ in this increasingly complex world; we want them to
flourish and excel. We are determined that each of our students will leave us
well prepared for the challenges of tomorrow’s ever-changing world. To
guarantee this, we provide them with the latest technologies - which are
From September 2014 the School is
embarking on its most significant IT project to date as we roll out iPad minis
to all students across the whole School. After extensive trials, we believe
iPads are an incredibly effective tool to aid the shift to truly 21 Century
learning model. iPads enable our pupils
to make wider connections, promoting
creative and critical thinking skills as well as encouraging a more collaborative
approach to learning.
The BGS approach to technology
and innovation is no different from any other discipline – we strive for, and
achieve, excellence. Our broad curriculum gives students a wide exposure to all
aspects of new technology from basic Office applications to creating mobile
phone apps. Students will master desktop and mobile hardware, as well as the
techniques required to integrate themselves into the digital world, which is so
intrinsic to modern business. Every classroom has interactive whiteboards and
we have a ‘green room,’ which houses our green screen video technology and
For several years women have been
under represented in IT and associated industries, meaning e-confident female
graduates are highly sought after. Giving girls the opportunity and skills to
create video games, edit digital video and audio, run a radio station, build a
computer, and connect to the world through mobile devices will give them the confidence
to excel in ICT. Not only that, it will instill in them the motivation to
become lifelong learners in an ever-changing environment.
As part of our co-curricular offering our Senior School girls have the opportunity to run a radio station that broadcasts weekly.To listen to their broadcasts from a laptop or desktop, simply click the green Play arrow below. Underneath this, you'll find a further link for iOS devices.
Please click here if using an iOS device (iPad / iPhone).