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Digital inclusion and the Welsh Baccalaureate

Our Welsh Baccalaureate community challenge provides opportunities for pupils and students to help other people get online, using their own skills and interests in the process.

Community challenge

The challenge builds on our Digital Heroes scheme, where young people volunteer to support older people who would benefit from having basic digital skills.

We believe our community challenge is a great way for those undertaking the KS4 and Advanced Qualification to develop and deliver activities in their community. We would love to create a nation of Digital Heroes, improving lives and helping others to use the internet in a positive way.

IT students at Coleg Gwent were the first to take part in the Digital Heroes Welsh Baccalaureate community challenge – watch the video.

 

How does it work?

Every Welsh Bacc student who gets involved in our challenge will be trained to become a Digital Hero and receive our badge.

To become a Welsh Bacc Digital Hero young people complete a number of steps:

  • Train to become a digital volunteer (delivered by DCW – 2 hour session)
  • Plan a digital event within the community
  • Design marketing material for the event and promote this locally and online
  • Deliver the digital event

Everything you need

We have developed a series of materials for teachers and students to use, including session plans, logs and assessment forms, to make the process of developing and delivering the challenge that bit easier…

British and Irish Council - Be Connected

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British and Irish Council - Be Included

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Digital Volunteer Role Description Example

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes introduction for co-ordinators

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes overview and session plan

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes challenge brief - advanced

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes poster - advanced

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes challenge brief - KS4

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes bilingual poster - KS4

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes media consent form

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes student risk assessment

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes student reflection log

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes student meetings log

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes digital skills assessment questionnaire

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes twitter cover

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes facebook cover

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes instagram

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes twitter cover

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes facebook cover

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Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes instagram

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Digital Volunteer Role Description Example

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Power Point

British and Irish Council - Be Connected

Download resource
Power Point

British and Irish Council - Be Included

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes introduction for co-ordinators

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes poster - advanced

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes challenge brief - KS4

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes bilingual poster - KS4

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes overview and session plan

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes challenge brief - advanced

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes media consent form

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes student risk assessment

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes student reflection log

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes student meetings log

Download resource
Power Point

Welsh Bacc Digital Heroes digital skills assessment questionnaire

Download resource

Get in touch

Please get in touch if you’re interested in our Welsh Bacc Community Challenge, know someone who could be, and want to find out more.