Computer Science A level students went to The Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University to take part in a coding event. The event was organised by the Cambridge Coding Academy, which was set up by the University of Cambridge to inspire young people to find out more about Computer Science. The Academy works with HRH The Duke of York, and awards participants with the Cambridge Coding iDEA badge. Computer Science teacher Josie Maisey, Computer Science teacher, reports:
The session started with a welcome from the Head of the Cambridge Computer Laboratory, Professor Andy Hopper. Our students then took part in a workshop, which involved developing a game in Java script. On completion the students achieved an award. The session ended with a talk by HRH Prince Andrew, who has developed the iDEA (Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award) with the Coding Academy. This is an exciting curriculum which enables students to learn core coding concepts through interactive activities and real world projects.
Having attended this event, our students can now take part in the Cambridge Coding Academy Summer School. This is a 5-day event which will give students a good grounding in different areas of software development.