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QES Special News 2015-16

Girls In Computing!

A group of our girls travelled down to Lancaster University this week for a special 'Girls in Computing' day with 'maker' workshops covering robotics, digital art, music and wearable tech.

Our group joined around 80 girls from across the North West who spent the day in workshops organised by Computing At School and led by female university lecturers and teachers with support from PhD and undergraduate students.

Our head of computing Annelie Chambers reports that all our girls were brilliant on the day, getting stuck into designing, building and coding all their personal projects (see sample images below).

On the robotics workshop, for example, the students used BBC Microbits to connect their components in decorated plastic cases and then wrote code to drive them around the room.

The day also included a talk by Dr Lucy Rogers, an engineer and judge on BBC Robot Wars whose interests range from  hacking robot dinosaurs to calculating the probability of spacecraft being hit by space debris!

Whatever the girls made on the day, they were also allowed to take home - to hopefully continue the theme of becomming smart 'makers' ! 

Dr Lucy Rogers - click for her website