The hour-long workshops, which must be booked by 31st December, will teach students essential computing skills, including hands-on coding and problem solving, collaboration and investigating the real-world applications of coding. Each workshop is tailored to the overall ability of the class and will include up to four different projects, including a simple warm-up, flashing LEDs, light sensors and robotics.
Previously, FUZE workshops have only been available at events such as the Big Bang Fair, Bett and National Women in Engineering Day, with great success in engaging students and demonstrating the versatility and accessibility of coding.
Now, Jon Silvera, founder and managing director of FUZE, wants to bring the workshops to the classroom, in order to demonstrate how computer science is not just a series of commands on a screen. Jon says: “Through these free workshops, we want to inspire, enlighten and excite children, and help them realise just how much fun coding can actually be.”
‘Through these free workshops, we want to inspire, enlighten and excite children, and help them realise just how much fun coding can actually be’
Students will be able to experiment with coding using FUZE BASIC. This particular programming language is suitable for all students when learning how to code as it bridges the gap between simple, visual coding environments like Scratch and more complex ones like C++, Python and Java.
All the equipment needed for the workshop will be provided by FUZE. All they need from schools is desk space and access to power.