With much excitement the day we had been looking forward to had finally arrived! The DLs got up early for their 3 hour journey to the NEC with the added bonus of seeing the solar eclipse on the way. Each pair of DLs had a tab with them to document the day and what a lot of photographs and video they took!
Once we had checked in and received our special ID passes everyone looked around, playing and testing out all the fantastic toys and technology (plus who knew we could even travel to Hogwarts?) A quick stop for a nibble of lunch before our presentation was in order and then we were on stage. Everyone managed to hide their nerves (maybe that was just Mrs S) and answered questions from the audience. Sadly the Skype chat back to school didn’t go quite as planned but at least the audience did get to see the other DLs for a minute. All the DLs and their parents said how much they enjoyed the day and hoped that lots more schools would start having Digital Leaders to link up and share ideas with.
We would also like to say a really big thank you to Hoodies4Schools who sponsored us with our amazing logo tshirts and Identibadge who donated our personalised lanyards – we all thought how brilliant we looked.