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Inspiring and Insightful Coding Workshops for Students

Students were full of praise with feedback describing the day as ‘spectacular’ and ‘super’

08 November 2017

Inspiring and Insightful Coding Workshops for Students

 

Students and teachers in Birmingham were left inspired and energised by a series of interactive workshops. The School of Coding, a local company that delivers fun packed coding activities, facilitated workshops on Tuesday 31 October at Wolverhampton University. 

The day began with an introduction and overview from members of the National Careers Service Inspiration Agenda, which organised the event and regularly broker relationships between schools and employers to bring the world of work alive. 

Students with special educational needs and disabilities from Year 9 and 10 arrived from Colton Hills Community School, ACE Academy, Holly Lodge High School College of Science and North Birmingham Academy to learn key coding concepts. 

Over 20 students took part in various engaging activities which included two inspirational STEM based workshops that were broken down into four activities: Game of Coding; Connecting the Kit; Coding and Electronics; and Coding. 

Numerous skills were required to complete each individual task such as problem solving, team working and communication skills to ensure key tasks were completed to a deadline. Students had to focus on their attention to detail and follow instructions to ensure each task was completed effectively. The activities demonstrated aspects of programming and coding to provide an insight into some of the necessary skills and attributes required when looking to work within this job role/industry.
 
Students were full of praise with feedback describing the day as ‘spectacular’ and ‘super’ with some stating that they would like to come again and learn more about programming. 

Gloria Smith, National Careers Service Inspiration Agenda Partnership Manager said: “Coding is a vital skill that is intricately weaved throughout all STEM-based subjects. The National Careers Service is delighted to increase access to this skill for young people, as it will be integral to the economic growth and job market of the future.” 

If you would like to find out more about how the National Careers Service Inspiration Agenda can help your school or college, please email gloria.smith@prospects.co.uk   


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