Saturday 18 May 2019

Schools visit

Not our one! Our department at the university got asked if we could talk to a couple of local primary schools about what we do with computers. A really intense day as the children - particularly the younger ones - ask so many questions! Very good fun though.

I opened with some general stuff about science and about programming, with an example I used at our nursery a few years ago and some Scratch which I've been doing with Naomi (note - this is an excellent resource for children to learn the basics of programming). Two of my colleagues Carron and Jason then talked about computing in healthcare (modelling disease spread) and brian-computer interfaces - where the children got a chance to remote control Jason's hand.

Thanks to the school too, we had a great time and hopefully the children got something out of it all.

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