looking back to expand for the future
Read below and view the 2019 event video to see how our STEM industry partners have inspired the next generation. Plans for STEM@HELIX 2020 are firmly under way with exciting plans for expansion and engagement of more young people.
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It’s probably time to dispel some myths about computer coding...
As Codebase, Stirling prepares to turn 2, Barry McDonald, Community & Events Manager at CodeBase Stirling joins us as a guest blogger for #NationalCodingWeek to explain a bit about coding. Whether you are a teacher, parent or young person navigating through this evolutionary phenomenon, Barry may have a bit of useful information to share.
The harsh truth is that coding is no longer the domain of the stereotypical hoodie-wearing, laptop basher, frantically tapping away at the keyboard into the wee small hours.
Walk into any one of our Level:Up coding clubs and it’s full of laughing, excited girls and boys of all ages, unleashing their creativity to design their own games, make their own websites or code the tiny BBC micro:bit computers to play rock/paper/scissors with their friends. They’re having fun while developing vital skills.
And while they may be learning useful technical skills to equip them for a tech and digital future, they’re really developing transferable skills that will hold them in good stead for the future world of work. Usually without realising it.
Students get a ‘taste’ of working in the Hospitality and Tourism sectors
On Monday 9th September a total of 150 pupils from schools across the Stirling and Clackmannanshire council areas will be given the rare opportunity to experience, first hand, what it is to work in the world of Scottish hospitality, food and tourism.
Springboard, the charity dedicated to helping young, unemployed and disadvantaged people improve their prospects in life through a career in hospitality, leisure and tourism will enable 150 pupils at S3/S4 to sample the Hospitality, Food and Tourism industry whilst encouraging the pupils to think about those industries as a career of choice.