Girls enjoy taking part in a digital conference

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STUDENTS travelled to London to take part in the first Girls’ Day School Trust (GDST) Digital Leaders’ Conference.

The event, attended by nearly 200 girls from schools across the GDST network, involved teams competing to develop an idea for a new digital technology product or service.

Portsmouth High School girls came up with the idea of having QR codes on notice boards so they became fully multimedia. Pupils could scan in the code and listen to a poem being read by its author or watch a video explaining a topic.

It would make it possible for people to download a digital copy of artwork on display and set it as their phone’s background or answer some questions in an online quiz.

Portsmouth High School’s IT co-ordinator, Jonathan Smith, said: ‘The girls are naturally excited by technology.

‘It is all about giving them the confidence that they can also be innovators and make a meaningful contribution to the technology of the future.’