Students unlock code to holiday fun
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.