St John's Digital Making Lunchtime Club


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Activity areas

The lunchtime club is open to all St John's students and offers a range of Digital Making activities that are fun as well as supporting key Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) skills development.

In particular, a key aim of the club is to expose students to the rapidly developing areas of robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things (IoT), and so-called 'Big Data' with its associated 'Analytics'. It is now commonly understood that an extraordinarily rapid Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us, driven by these technologies, which is blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.

Equipping students for the changing world of work that is emerging is therefore becoming ever more vital, especially in the context of recent reports which estimate that 90% of new jobs will require digital skills to some degree.

The lunchtime club has continued to develop its range of activities since it was started in September 2017 and this progressive expansion will continue.

The links below provide more details on some of the current activities:


Additional activity areas already being developed or under consideration are:

  • using low power micro-controllers like the BBC micro:bit and Arduino boards
  • radio frequency communication for control and automation
  • short introductory exploration projects on the use of sensors and displays