The department is keen to enable students to experience ICT out of the normal classroom environment. The Key Stage 3 animation club has proved to be a huge success and the members are creatively engaged in storytelling in a range of formats. The students have produced work in Flash, Scratch, I can Animate and Fireworks. Animation at Bitterne Park School reached a new level of success this year when Year 9 students won at Manchester University’s national animation competition ‘Animation 13’. The club members are also involved in game design and there is a healthy degree of competition. Bitterne Park Students were also recent finalists in an environmental website competition run by the computer specialists IBM.
The department also offers coursework support sessions 4 days a week to offer pupils additional help and support with any outstanding work.