A collaboration between the Creativity & Enterprise faculty and the Higher Ability Pupil (HAP) team has led to a select group of Year 8 high flyers taking part in the ‘Code Girls’ programme at the Amex stadium. The 5-week scheme aims to encourage girls to consider careers in technology and computing.
Each week the girls take part in a workshop with industry professionals learning how to code, pitch website design ideas and how companies such as American Express generate income at a global level.
The trip has included a guided tour of the Amex stadium in pursuit of QR coding clues; a board meeting at the top of the American Express offices; an html coding tutorial and the meticulous dismantling of PCs.
The grand finale will take place this week as the Code Girls prepare for a media-focused session in Burgess Hill. Many of the team have expressed an interest in pursuing a GCSE in Computer Studies when they choose their options later this year. We hope the experience will help them make informed decisions for their options and will fuel their career aspirations.