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Reading Girls' School

Reading Girls' School

Digigirlz

Selected Year 9 Students attended this annual event at Microsofts Reading HQ

Eight students from Year 9 made the most of their opportunity to spend the day at Microsoft’s wonderful offices at Thames Valley Park on 23 November. The Digigirlz day is an annual event, which aims to encourage more girls into the IT industry. It was fascinating to see all the latest technology and learn about all the many career options in IT. The new Windows Surface tablet was available to use and there was also an opportunity to play with the latest Xbox at lunchtime!

The challenge the girls faced was to develop a new app for the new Surface, and they came up with a great idea. Sadly they didn’t win, but our Microsoft mentors were very impressed with their creativity and drive, and in particular their skills in videoing their ad. Lord Sugar would have been proud of them!