Today Katy Parnell, a regular at Twickenham Coding Evening, along with her colleague Janna, helped to organise a half term Coder Dojo at Richmond College. Workshops included Scratch, Kodu, Microbit and even Arduino and Katy managed to persuade Nic Hughes, Richard Hayler and Marc Grossman to come along and help out as well as myself.
With over 20 children in attendance, the event was a huge success and the children had an amazing time. There were lots of enthusiastic parents who really got involved too!
I’m so impressed with how amazingly hard Katy and Janna worked to make the event a success and I can’t help but feel a little bit proud that an alumni of Coding Evening is sharing her enthusiasm with others.
Well done Katy and Janna, good luck with the next one and hopefully we’ll see you all at the next Coding Evening in Twickenham on Thursday 10th November. Sign up here.
As we all put our feet up and relax over the summer…please put a date in your diary for the next Twickenham Coding Evening, which will be held on Thursday 22nd September in the Stokes and Moncreiff.
Book your free tickets here.
Sorry about the mega short notice, but our next Twickenham Coding Evening will be Thursday 23rd June (after the election and all that).
Please note – this will be the last Coding Evening of the academic year – we will not have another until September so that teachers can enjoy their summer break! Thank you all for attending so far.
With lots going on and the summer term heating up, I’ve realised I’ve forgotten to post about the upcoming May Coding Evening in Twickenham. We will be visited by Pi Top again who are eager to show off their new CEED, I’ve got my new CamJam Robot ready to show off and loads of other great bits and pieces to demo to teachers.
We’ll also be able to chat about the upcoming Wimbledon Raspberry Jam that I’m helping to organise.
So, get your free tickets here and we’ll see you on Thursday in Twickenham!
I attended the Twickenham Coding Evening for the first time this month and was really glad I did – thank you Cat for organising such a useful and friendly event!
As a secondary trained ‘ICT’ teacher, I have slowly but surely been adapting my teaching to the new computing curriculum, incorporating a bit of Scratch here and a bit of Python there. I have also been taking a keen interest in practical computing projects that use ‘MaKey MaKeys’ and ‘Raspberry Pis’; however, having never seen these in action in real life, I have been reluctant to commit precious budget to purchasing either! The friendly faces, advice and fun practical activities and projects on display at the meeting have inspired me. I am now the proud owner of two ‘Makey Makeys’, a roll of tin foil and a tub of playdoh, and my Raspberry Pi is in the pipeline.
I am definitely the kind of person that needs to talk to real people as opposed to chat on message boards and this gave me an opportunity to do just that in a very welcoming and informal environment. Thanks again for the opportunity!
St Marks Catholic School, Hounslow