To celebrate EU Code Week 2014 (11th-17th October), Nerve Belfast Creative Learning Centre delivered a series of basic coding and games design workshops in four of our partnership schools. The training provided the opportunity to promote the STEAM agenda in a range of curricular areas across the key stages.
Workshops were designed to introduce pupils to problem solving within the context of coding, programming and games design, and to develop their creative skills using a range of digital technologies, software and hardware.
Throughout the week we worked with both Primary and Post-Primary schools training 147 pupils and 45 teachers in Lego® WeDo, Lego® Mindstorms®, Scratch Jr., Scratch, Makey Makey™, GamePress and Construct2.
For more information on each of the workshops and to hear from the participants involved, please take a look at the videos below.
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Mon 13th Oct – Lego® WeDo/Mindstorms® (Cairnshill PS)
Tues 14th Oct – Scratch & Makey Makey™ (Bloomfield Collegiate)
Wed 15th Oct – Scratch Jr. (St. Joseph’s PS, Carryduff)
Thurs 16th Oct – Construct2 & GamePress (St. Malachy’s College)
A big thank you to all pupils and teachers who took part in the workshops and to all the Nerve Belfast training team involved!