01634 204995

Computer Science Workshop

What: Introduction to the key concepts of computer science and digital technology
Why: To support the STEM curriculum and schools’ CIAG
When: Any school day in the academic year
Where: Classroom
How long: Whole school day
Who: Maximum 32 mainstream students in Year 6 or Key Stage 3 (also suitable for Gifted and Able pupils in year 5)

This challenge introduces students to some of the most important topics and key concepts of computer science and digital technology, developed from the very successful ‘CS Unplugged’ curriculum. No computers are required - all concepts are explained via interactive classroom activities.

Activities can be adapted for small and large groups, and the workshop can cover a morning or a whole school day. Activities chosen on the day will depend on workshop length, age/ability, number of students and available facilities.

All activities require computational thinking, and aim to ensure students understand that computer science is not just about programming and sitting at a keyboard. Most activities require students to exercise their maths skills, in many cases without being aware that they are doing so!

This workshop is offered as a one off enhancement activity, and will also be run as a countywide interschool challenge during the 2018-19 academic year. For further details please call 01634 204995 or email info@mebp.org