Summer Schools: Puzzles, mazes and turtles (age 10–12)

2.00pm to 4.15pm, Wednesday 7 August

The Royal Institution of Great Britain GB United Kingdom W1S 4BS 21 Albemarle Street London
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  • Credit: Tim Mitchell
  • Type

    Summer Schools
  • Audience

    Age 10–12

  • Speakers

    • David Nutting

Price

Standard £30

Ri Young Members £25.50

Event description

In this workshop, students will use Blockly to explore computational thinking in a fun and friendly graphical environment.

Working with David Nutting, they will use puzzles, mazes and turtles to get creative and have a go at solving problems using a computer program.

About the speaker

David Nutting has worked with computers for many years using a wide range of hardware and software and sees the current explosion in variety of computing devices, which are becoming all pervasive, as a great opportunity for anyone to acquire the relevant skills.

Computing is highly creative. It’s about getting something to do what you want it to do. Making it behave how you want, often doing things that no-one else has done before.

David’s enthusiasm for learning about computers is infectious and he now runs regular activities for pupils of various ages in eight different schools aiming to arouse their curiosity, show them that computing is accessible and get them started on what could be a long and enjoyable path.

Please note

Please note,this workshop is strictly for 10–12 year-olds and is aimed at those with little or no experience of computer coding. Students will be using the freely available program Blockly. They are welcome to bring USB memory sticks to save their programs.

Discounted tickets are available to Ri Members. Find out more about how to join.

There will be a short break during the workshop and a drink and a small snack will be provided. Students should bring their own snack if they have any allergies.

Accessibility

Workshops are on the first floor of our building, for which there is step-free access from the street via lift.

The closest underground station is Green Park, which is step-free.

Seating is usually unreserved for our events. If you and your group require seating reservations, or if you have any other questions, please do let us know by email and we’ll be more than happy to help summerschools@ri.ac.uk.

Financial assistance

The Potential Trust may be able to offer financial assistance to enable children to participate in Ri events and activities if this would otherwise be difficult. Please contact Anna Comino-James preferably via telephone on +44 (0)1844 351666, or at their email address thepotentialtrust@clara.co.uk.

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