Monday, 6 October 2014

Imagineering Event in Coventry Ricoh Arena!

Hi guys, me again!

Hope everything is OK.

One more update!

This is the link for a science and engineering week-end in Coventry.

I am to encourage the Create and Discovery students to go to this event, may be as a day/ week-end trip!!

This is part of the full poster and you can zoom in by clicking on it.

Thanks and take a look at the full poster on the link below and see what you think!!
Prices are as on the full pdf poster and their website.

Computing in the National Curriculum - Primary Schools in the UK


I hope all is well.

Sorry I have a long post but it is interesting one!
I would like to share with you an update regarding how students are going to be engaged with computing in primary schools.

From September 2014 (yes last month!) schools are going to be recommending that students engage with the more interactive subject of computing, which is more in depth in some ways that ICT.

So don't worry - we have also been encouraging our Create and Discovery students since 2012 to use computing to create their own animations and computer games.  What is great is that our after school project can now also help students with their school work,  a subject taught on the national curriculum - how cool is that!

Additionally, while I am mentioning computer games we are to going to hold a prize draw to promote the next launch date of the Create and Discovery programme in January 2015.

The prize draw to be held in December 2014 is going to be for popular computer games, so these could also be early Christmas presents.
One of the 5 or so prizes is going to be the lego marvel super heros computer game as it was predicted to be popular for this Christmas on the Xbox or platform of their choice.  So could be an early Christmas present as well!

To win a prize students need to answer the questions posed correctly and then have their ticket number pulled out of the prize draw box, by one of our previous students.  This is great news for our previous students as well!

So to summarise the ICT previously taught in schools is now more interactive and called computing. Computing is part of the national curriculum in schools, and with Create and Discovery we have helped students to develop this skill since 2012. In addition to promote the next Create and Discovery launch date January 2015 we are holding a prize draw for students.  The details of the prize draw are to be posted soon.

Please also take a look at these 2 following short videos for the background of the new computing subject to being taught in  schools and enjoy!

This is the second video, have a look and enjoy!

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Certificate of Achievement!


Hope everything is OK.

This is the the certificate of achievement that the students received from the project.

So remember guys keep on going!!!

Final Catch Up Session and Feedback!


How are you.

This was the very last session for the project.

We had a great time working together and the rest of the animations and games are to be uploaded onto our Scratch account, this is our computer programming account.

Once uploaded to the account the links are to be posted on this blog.

In addition I would like to congratulate all our students for their hard work and efforts to further develop their confidence, communication, and team building skills.

So remember - keep on going, keep on going!

Final Session Video

Jelly Spaghetti Final Activity


I hope all is well.

This is the final Jelly Spaghetti task where a team leader works with the team player to build the tallest tower possible with the materials bought, and the time allowed.

Take a look at these 2 videos and enjoy!

Jelly Spaghetti 1

Jelly Spaghetti 2

Meccano Final Workshop!

Hi Guys!

How are you I hope all is well, and if you were wondering yes I am still alive!

I have started a new work contract and it has started to pull me a lot more away from my project than anticipated so I am recruiting for a co-ordinator to help my to keep the project running smoothly.

So watch this space - I am to add a post once they are working with the project!

This is the video for the final Meccano session :-(

Although the students did really well and one group nearly completed the task in the time given - they got to step 12 out of 17, so keep on going guys!

Have a look at the video and enjoy!

Meccano Final Workshop