Stonyhurst students explore application of computer science
Students at Stonyhurst College Lower Grammar school enjoyed a Computer Science Day full of coding robots, programming courses and battling it out sumo-style with robots.
They also had the opportunity to build a whole new world using Raspberry Pi and learned how to crack encryption codes, Caesar ciphers, and shift ciphers. The Raspberry Pi is a small computer that enables you to learn and practice programming in a fun and engaging way.
On Thursday 25 January, students enjoyed a day ‘off timetable’ to explore the application of Computer Science which included taking part in a series of four workshops and also attending a talk about e-safety.
Laura Rushworth, Head of Computer Studies, said: “Computer Science Day provides a great opportunity for our Lower Grammar students to apply the coding knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom to real situations in a hands-on way.
This year we’ve seen some real talent shining through during the sessions. It’s great to see them getting excited about Computer Science and usually results in a renewed enthusiasm for the subject that often stays with them long into the future.”
Computer Science Day is always a popular fixture in the school’s calendar.
This article originally appeared in Stonyhurst College news.