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.
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Young people from across Stirling and Clackmannanshire visited Forth Valley College yesterday for a flavour of what the Hospitality, Food and Tourism industries have to offer. It was all hands on deck as local businesses shared their knowledge and expertise with over 180 pupils who donned their aprons to take part in cooking challenges and interactive demonstrations facilitated by Forth Valley College and personal chef Mark Heirs; explored the mixology of a 'Mocktail Masterclass' with Cromlix to the mixology of what makes a great salad dressing with Forth Environment Link and The Food Assembly, and heightened their senses with a 'Sensory' workshop from Caledonian Produce. Claire from Egglicious, alongside Henrietta 1, 2, 3 and 4, gave insight into what it is like to be a young business owner whilst a keynote address was given by Fergus Wood on the opportunities within Tourism.
"I loved the interactive activities" said Isabelle from Dunblane High