Maritime Academy welcome the Gaming Bus to our school.

March 19, 2024 08:39am

On Friday 15th March, our Year 7 students were given the opportunity to participate in a gaming bus event located at Maritime Academy.

The gaming bus was kindly offered to Maritime Academy by the Prevent Education Officer in Medway, and is a community funded programme that allows students to climb aboard and consider their online life. 


Year 7 were invited to play age-appropriate games whilst having discussions with local representatives from Kent Police, Medway Youth Services and Community Engagement Officers about their online life, including online safety and how they can report things if they were concerned in an online space.

As the classes departed they recapped what they learned on the bus and were provided access to a feedback form that allows them to think about their online life and in particular hate crime, including things they might hear about people's identities or comments which are offensive and abusive and understanding how to report them.

All partners who were in attendance and supporting the event fed back how well behaved and engaged our Year 7 students were, and we couldn't be more proud of them.