Civica runs Coding for Kids workshop at St Teresa's Primary School

  • Software engineering firm Civica was at St Theresa's Primary School in Belfast this week for another interactive Coding for Kids workshop.

    As a software engineering firm in Belfast, Civica knows that investing in coding early in education is essential to maintaining a sustainable industry. The firm holds interactive Coding for Kids workshops at primary schools to help spark an interest in STEM and the IT industry among young people, with the most recent event having just taken place at St Teresa’s Primary School in Belfast.

    Staff from Civica were joined for the workshop by representatives from the British Council, who wanted to learn more about the Coding for Kids programme and the impact it can have on the tech sector locally. Over 250 pupils have been through the programme so far, with the target age range being 9 to 11 years old.

    The event helps make coding fun and accessible to young children by letting them use a simple tablet computer interface to program Sphero robots, with the goal of navigating an obstacle course. Students work in teams to program the robots and will learn teamwork, leadership, and problem solving skills in the process.

    Civica NI's Managing Director Mark Owens commented on the scheme: "It’s crucial that we are visible to young people across Northern Ireland and show that a career in technology is accessible. Our Coding for Kids programme consequently prepares the tech-curious children of today for becoming the digital leaders of tomorrow."

    Source: Written based on press release

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