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ECS Apprentices find out more about careers in ICT

Published: 
10 September 2007
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An ECS Apprentices event for children aged 7-14 and their parents attracted a capacity audience who were able to enjoy a full programme of events and find out more about the ICT curriculum from experts.

The event was organized by ECS PhD student Reena Pau and held as part of the Higher Education Academy-Information and Computer Sciences conference, hosted by the Learning Societies Lab in the ECS.

The ECS Apprentices workshop aimed to give children a better understanding of what it’s like to be at university, and to encourage them to start thinking about computing in the future. The participants learned about slime moulds and their potential role in computing, as well as creating drama and poster presentations. Parents also had the opportunity to discuss the ICT national curriculum courses with John Woollard of the School of Education, and find out more about what they can do to encourage their children with ICT at home.

This is one of a number of events that Reena has organized in the School over the last year and, she says, this one was particularly full of laughter and fun!

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