BISP Looking back IT 2019 2 The 2018-2019 academic year has been another action-packed rollercoaster of innovative learning within the BISP Computing & ICT department.

Key Stage 3 students have been busy exploring the world of Robotics, competing in Lego Windstorm challenges, as well as developing their skills in the Python and Arduino C++ programming languages. IGCSE and IBDP students worked towards their final examinations by evidencing industry-standard web design, using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Furthermore, they engaged with emerging technologies such as driverless cars and augmented reality. These skills will not only prepare them for academic success, but also give them exposure to future employment opportunities that may not currently exist!

The British International School, Phuket technical team (BISTEK) have also had a busy year providing video and audio support to many of the school’s academies. The team produced YouTube live streams for numerous music and drama productions (Aladdin, Snow White and Hairspray to name a few). They also live-streamed the school’s major sporting events, such as the Soccer 7’s Football Tournament and the Flying Fish Swim Meet. These live streams were not only broadcast on YouTube as the event was taking place, but are also stored on the group’s Youtube channel, so that friends and family are able to enjoy the footage weeks or months after the curtains have closed, or sporting participants have gone home.

BISP Looking back IT 2019 1The BISP Prosthetics CAS Team have also done exceptionally well. They fulfilled their brief by successfully manufacturing fully customisable, functional 3D printed prosthetic hands and arms. Their final task is to locate people in need of free prosthetics.

Finally, the BISP STEM Academy soared to new heights again this year. Students ranging from Year 7 to Year 13 created their own aircraft, which hugely extended their engineering skills. This epic project involved every step, from inception to final product. Students researched, designed, manufactured and finally flew their conceptions. The sky really is the limit for these young bright sparks!