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Webquest Challenge

The Henry Beaufort School entered a successful team of seven year 10 students into The Webquest 2009 Challenge.

The Henry Beaufort School recently entered a team of seven Year 10 students in to ‘The Webquest 2009 Challenge’. The challenge involved many Hampshire schools all competing in a Business and ICT focused challenge. The aim of this year’s project was to develop and build a website for The Theatre Royal in Winchester and then to present this website along with findings from their research to a panel of judges. The judges included representatives from Microsoft, The British Computing Society, The Education Manager from the Theatre and the Director of a very successful Design Studio.
 
The aim of the challenge was to provide a real work-related learning project, which enabled students to develop key skills for employment, teamwork, communication, presentation skills and ICT. All the students worked extremely hard on this project and their level of enthusiasm was astounding; so much so that they are already discussing how to mentor next year’s tem to success!
 
This is what James May, one of the Year 10 students who participated in the project, had to say about the experience:
 
“The website challenge was an interesting event that tested our computer skills as well as our data capturing skills. We set out to create a website for The Theatre Royal Winchester and had to create surveys and feedback sheets in order to determine what the public wanted from our website. We then created the website itself opting for purple and yellow as the house colours, we also developed a video diary of our progress and a presentation that we presented at the final at Southampton University. I believe that I have developed new leadership skills as well as improved my computer skills."
Rose Guille, Head of Business Studies.