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Year 7 Get Coding At Warwick University

‘Year 7s are working on a 'Creative Coding' project in ICT. It gives young people the chance to bring their creative minds and an artistic sensibility to computer coding. As part of the project we wanted the pupils to visit the partner organisations, such as the University of Warwick, to find out more about their involvement and relevance to the project, and also to see first-hand how Digital Art and interactive experiences in the real world relate to the learning and understanding of computer programming.

We visited Warwick’s Computer Science department where our students got a first-hand look at what goes on, and tried activities that tested their problem solving abilities and logic. Students were also taught how to program some Lego Mind storm robots to see how they worked. ‘The pool’ which is an environment of giant, concentric circles created from interactive circular pads, was the main highlight of the visit and the overall experience gave students a bold insight into the world of computer science and the code and programming used to create this piece of digital art.’          

 

‘Year 7s are working on a 'Creative Coding' project in ICT. It gives young people the chance to bring their creative minds and an artistic sensibility to computer coding. As part of the project we wanted the pupils to visit the partner organisations, such as the University of Warwick, to find out more about their involvement and relevance to the project, and also to see first-hand how Digital Art and interactive experiences in the real world relate to the learning and understanding of computer programming.

We visited Warwick’s Computer Science department where our students got a first-hand look at what goes on, and tried activities that tested their problem solving abilities and logic. Students were also taught how to program some Lego Mind storm robots to see how they worked. ‘The pool’ which is an environment of giant, concentric circles created from interactive circular pads, was the main highlight of the visit and the overall experience gave students a bold insight into the world of computer science and the code and programming used to create this piece of digital art.’