11th-20th March is British Science Week, celebrating science, technology, engineering and maths in the UK.
At Code Club, we’re marking the occasion by taking part in several awesome science and computing events around the country. This weekend, we kicked things off with a couple of great events in Leeds and Manchester:
Leeds Raspberry Jam
Our interim Regional Coordinator for the North East & Yorkshire, Charlotte, alongside Code Club’s Senior Content & Curriculum Manager, Rik, attended Raspberry Jam’s “Yorkshire Mars Mission” on Saturday. They led two sessions, one using our space-themed Scratch project, “Space Age” which the children used to calculate their age on different planets. Rik & Charlotte also gave an introduction to the BBC micro:bit, completing our interactive badge project.
Getting girls excited about coding (and football!)
Liz, our Regional Coordinator in the North West, was at the National Football Museum on Sunday, offering an introductory coding workshop for local Brownies. There were 48 girls in total who attended the coding workshop where they created an animation putting female characters into a football gaming. All the day’s eager participants secured themselves a Football Museum badge for coding!
Events coming up…
This week we’ll also be attending the Bing Bang Fair in Birmingham on Friday 18th & Saturday 19th March – find out more and join us there!
To check out what other events are taking place near you for British Science week, visit https://www.britishscienceweek.org/