Stu­dents un­lock code to hol­i­day fun

Comment News (Gosnells) - - ANZAC DAY 2017 -

WHILE some chil­dren played com­puter games dur­ing the school hol­i­days, oth­ers learnt how to code their own games at South­ern River Col­lege.

Ten stu­dents took part in a hol­i­day work­shop run by ScopeIT, a pro­gram de­signed to help chil­dren cre­ate tech­nol­ogy.

The stu­dents en­gaged in ac­tiv­i­ties rang­ing from sem­a­phore flag sig­nalling to game de­sign and cod­ing.

The stu­dents used Scratch, a freely avail­able pro­gram, to de­velop their cre­ations.

South­ern River Col­lege deputy prin­ci­pal Mike Erith said the work­shop was an­other ex­am­ple of the school’s em­pha­sis on Science, Tech­nol­ogy, Engi­neer­ing and Maths (STEM).

“The col­lege al­ready has a strong STEM fo­cus, with spe­cial­ist ro­botic pro­grams and IT classes,” he said.

“While these sub­jects can lead to great ca­reers, the ben­e­fits also in­clude the de­vel­op­ment of crit­i­cal and an­a­lyt­i­cal thought and logic and ul­ti­mately the pro­mo­tion of cre­ativ­ity.”

He said more hol­i­day and af­ter-school cod­ing work­shops were planned, in­clud­ing 3D de­sign and print­ing.

Ri­ley Gooch (11), Kai Tay­lor (13) and Richard Pount­ney (13) en­joyed the work­shop.

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