The idea was simple. Inspire kids about computer science. Get them interacting with hardware, software and app design.
So that’s what we did.
Pete Wood and his team from RS Electronics and Design Spark brought along 10 Raspberry Pis and taught 7 to 9 year old kids how to program in Python.
Debbie Forster and Sat Kenth from AppsforGood got the kids coming up with ideas for apps and helped them through the wireframe and use case process towards making their apps a reality.
Miles Berry and his team from Roehampton Insitute got the kids programming using Scratch, they created animal sprites and got them to dance around the screen.
The kids *loved* it. The buzz in each room was phenomenal.
We really wanted to prove that young kids can do computer science and not only can they do it, they *love* it. We were right.
It was an inspiring, uplifting day. I’ll write more later, but for now I’d really like to say thank you to the people that made it happen:
Carrie Hartnell and all involved from Intellect
Mrs Stubbington, the year 3/4 teachers and all from St Matthew’s School
Pete Wood and his team from RS Electronics and Raspberry Pi
Debbie Forster and Sat Kenth from AppsforGood
Mile Berry and his team from Roehampton Institute
and of course most of all years 3 and 4 from St Matthew’s School.
You were all awesome!!