Princethorpe’s Cyber Stretch Club Take On The iDEA Awards
It was National Coding Week last week, an event that highlights the importance of coding skills for today’s increasingly tech-driven society.
Here at Princethorpe, pupils get the chance to code every week, with Computer Science a core part of the curriculum in Years 7 and 8, and optional from Year 9 to A-level. There are an array of co-curricular coding activities for pupils to explore their passion for programming as well.
The College’s ‘Cyber Stretch Club’ meets every Tuesday lunchtime, with Mr Musson and Mr Carter providing a positive learning environment, where pupils are encouraged to develop their computational thinking skills. Computer Science Ambassador, Chris Lock, is on hand to support our younger coding enthusiasts too.
Pupils attending the club this term are working towards the Bronze iDEA Award (Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award), a programme that enhances digital, enterprise and employability skills. The award provides pupils with the opportunity to complement their Computer Science curriculum studies and can also qualify as the ‘Skill’ section for pupils undertaking their Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award. This year, there is the extra incentive of a da Vinci on offer for pupils who complete the award by Christmas.
Open to Year 7 to 9, it's all about having fun while developing subject knowledge and essential life skills. Keep working on your coding skills everyone!