27 Jul Learn to “CODE” at Adams Park
Computers are an integral part of modern life, something that we now can’t live without, and there are currently very few jobs that don’t require the ability to operate a computer…
….Furthermore, computers can be engaging, inspirational, very educational and most importantly, great fun, in particular for children!
Considering the above, and the fact that one of WWSET’s primary aims is to improve educational outcomes within the local area, we are excited to announce that we have teamed up with Aylesbury based organisation FUZE Technologies, to deliver a one-day holiday workshop which will take place in Adams Parks’ onsite classroom.
FUZE, who specialize in teaching youngsters about real life “computer coding” in a learning environment designed to be as simple and fun as possible, already deliver activities in hundreds of schools across the UK and tens of thousands of young people have experienced FUZE first hand at their workshops and Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (“STEM”) events around the UK.
The WWSET workshop, scheduled for Monday 3rd September from 9am – 3.30pm, will involve a packed day of exciting coding activities centred around participants learning to code using a real text based programming language. Children will code simple programs, control electronic circuits, interact with sensors and even code a robot arm. All of the activities will be tailored to the individual’s ability level so each participant will progress at their own pace. Furthermore, the attendees will get to sample some of the more retro computing & gaming machines with hands-on play-time of games from the early days of home computing.
Jon Silvera, the Founder of “FUZE Technologies Ltd had this to say about the upcoming day:
“FUZE are very excited to be working with Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust in bringing our FUZE Coding and Retro Gaming Workshops to the club. FUZE specializes in teaching young people (7 to 14) how to code using a real programming language. Students learn with very simple programs and rapidly progress onto interacting with electronics, robotics and games programming. An array of ‘retro game’ systems are also available for hands-on play. Considering the exciting content of the workshop combined with the exciting venue, we’re sure all those who come along will have an amazing time, and that many more workshops will be jointly hosted by us and the clubs Sports & Education Trust in the future.”
Paul Foley, the Head of Wycombe Wanderers Sports & Education Trust, added:
“We are always looking for new and exciting ways to deliver education-based activities to local children and we can’t wait to welcome FUZE to the clubs stadium for what I’m sure will be a fun-filled day. Whilst the majority of people who hear the name Wycombe Wanderers will immediately think of football, the club is a lot more than just what happens on the pitch and work hard, via us, their charitable organisation, to offer a wide array of other activities for the benefit of the local community. This new initiative ticks the box perfectly and like Jon stated, will hopefully be the first of many such workshops.”
In order to learn more about what the Adams Park workshop will involve, to read fantastic feedback from previous workshops held elsewhere, and to book your place on the WWSET workshop, please click on the following link:
Ages 7 – 14 years
Workshops are attended by professional, DBS enhanced certified staff
ASD and SEN participants are encouraged to attend (please contact beforehand so we can discuss and ensure we best accommodate their needs)
A packed lunch is required