MADCOS Computing Festival

14th December 2016

On the day...

Last week we hosted a Computing Festival for Primary school pupils and some of our Year 7s. The day was split into 2 sessions and was run by the Tablet Academy. The aim of the day was to engage and challenge pupils and teachers-alike with some of the latest educational technologies. The activities included: Collaborating in Minecraft, developing online games, programming Lego robots and working with artificial intelligence. Here’s what some of our pupils had to say about the day:

What the pupils said...

  • I enjoyed finding out how much coding and computing can help us with everything like making a blind man able to understand what is happening all around him. Matthew.
  • I enjoyed today very much. The thing I most enjoyed was the Lego block coding. It was fun. Today was great. Sam.

  • it was an amazing experience for all ages. The staff are so so kind and helpful and made the day loveable. Isabella.

  • I LOVED today it was a great experience and lots of fun. The staff were really kind and helpful I would love to do this again. My favourite part was the Lightbot it was great fun. Freya.

Some action shots...

Thanks go to: Tablet Academy, all the Primary schools who took part, A. Bennett, P. Treanor, J. Lowes, A. Fong & all of the SCITT students who made the day a great success.