We are delighted to be running some Google CS first taster workshops again for this year’s festival and these workshops are based on real world themes aiming to engage students of varying interests – Storytelling, Fashion & Design, Sports, Animation , Art, Music & Sound, Game Design, Friends and Social Media. With the help of their teachers, students can then further avail of the google online CS Education to develop their Computer Science skills. These workshops are now fully booked as they closed and invitation only. A series of students and parent/teacher workshops will take place and we hope that these workshops will encourage the schools in their adoption of coding and computer science skills in school activities.
Claire Conneely of Google’s Computer Science Education team (EMEA) said,
‘Google is pleased to once again collaborate with Midlands Science to provide computer science outreach for young people during Science Week 2019. Cultivating a future workforce that is ready for the fast pace and many changing faces of technology today requires a commitment from businesses in this industry to help prepare the next generation with the right technical skills, to get them excited about Computer Science and encourage more young people to pursue a career in this field. We develop activities that show students what computer science is and inspire them to use the power of computing to solve real world problems. It is important to Google to continue to play a key role in outreach and education across Ireland and we are looking forward to delivering a range of digital skills and coding workshops to more than 600 students and 200 teachers, parents and youth workers during the Midlands Science Festival this November.’