ICT in Schools Bulletin

Happy New Year 2015

Welcome back and Happy New Year from everyone in the ICT in Schools Team.

New CPD Program

If your school are part of our SLA you can attend any of our courses FREE of charge. For schools that are not part of our SLA please ring for details.


Minetest is an infinite-world block sandbox game and a game engine, inspired by InfiniMiner, Minecraft and the like.

Minetest is available natively for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X, and is Free and Open Source Software, released under the LGPL 2.1 or later.


  • Explore, dig and build in a voxel world, and craft stuff from raw materials to help you along the way.

  • Easy plugin based Modding API used to add blocks, tools and features to the game.

  • Multiplayer support for tens of players, via servers hosted by users.

  • Voxel based lighting with gameplay consequences (light caves and buildings with torches)

  • Almost infinite world and several beautiful map generators.

  • Runs natively on Windows, Linux, OS X and FreeBSD.

  • Supports multiple languages, translated by the community.


This fantastic resource has recently been added to. Give it a look!


Sonic Pi

Audible Computing.

A free sound synthesiser for live coding designed to supportcomputing and music lessons within schools.
Use code to compose and perform in classical and contemporary styles ranging from Canons to Dubstep.

Sonic Pi: Live & Coding (1 minute film)