The Year 5 Computing Day was held at Highfield Junior School on Wednesday, as part of the PLASMA-T Project. The aim of the day was to introduce the computing curriculum to both students and teachers. Almost 60 attendees were taught how to create and de-bug successful Algorithms. They then had the opportunity to design their own computer programs to control input/output reactions using the programming language FLOWOL and our Acer tablets. Further outreach days are planned as part of this innovative project, developing students’ knowledge as potential future programmers.
Meanwhile, the Saturday Morning Computing Club continues to offer local primary school children and their parents/carers, a fun, hands-on, introduction to three programming languages, Flowol, Scratch and Kodu. Over the course they develop their computational thinking whilst designing and de-bugging their own programmes to perform specific tasks and games.