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International Women's Day

14th March 2018

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Computing is a part of everything we do and one of the most important parts of Computer Science is problem-solving which is an essential life skill!

It has been proven that the gender gap in technology starts at school and carries on through every stage of girls’ and women’s lives.

Ms Ali set up Tech Girls to help dissolve this notion!  Tech Girls is an all-girls computing club – the aim of the club is to promote Computer Science and banish gender stereotyping.

Tech Girls were given the amazing opportunity to take part in a day of tech at ASOS headquarters with the Stemettes. The girls met some amazing women and role models in the tech industry that helped eliminate the perception that a technology career is not for them.

The day was filled with fun, laughter and coding! The girls worked in teams to create a website and app that promoted sustainability. Students used their imaginations and remarkable technology to produce immersive and creative projects.

The girls were then given the opportunity to take part in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style panel where they sold their ideas.

Students had an amazing day and went home with new knowledge, an insight into one of the biggest fashion websites in the UK and many goodies! Zoe and Klevisa in Year 7 were two of the lucky students that took home a £50 ASOS voucher.

Thank you to the amazing and inspirational women from ASOS and the Stemettes!

 

Hour of Code™

As part of International Women’s Day – the computing department held an Hour of Code™ in the main hall at lunchtime to help show staff and pupils that ‘code’ isn’t as hard as they think.

The Hour of Code™ is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. The atmosphere was amazing and students and staff both got stuck in. It was a huge success!

 

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