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SUPPORTING CAREER RELATED LEARNING TO ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN WEST CUMBRIA

Computing

Computing

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If you wish to add, remove, or correct any of the information here, please contact 01900 824 822 or email info@pbp.org.uk

 

Please note that some providers may charge a fee to participate in programmes or to use their resources so always check the details with the provider first.

Local Programmes

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Two alternative workshops that will teach your pupils about how STEM and the environment can work in harmony to improve the future for people of the world.

The Driving Fashion Day includes two challenges (which can be delivered over a full day or as two separate half days).

Eco-Drive tasks students with building a new eco-vehicle as a team. Cars are built using a flat plastic building material and promotes transport thinking to help people get around sustainably. Teams compete to come up with the best inventions.

Our RecyClothes Show enthuses pupils to create their own catwalk fashion brand using clean secondhand clothes. Bringing creativity to life as the teams make a selection of outfits for their ‘models’ culminating in an eco-tastic Fashion Show with catwalk display!

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National programmes with local delivery partners

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With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

The Primary Business Partnership has some contacts who may be able to arrange a regular after-school coding club for your school – contact us if you are interested

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National Programmes

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The Robotics Challenge is a curriculum-linked programme that sees students (11-14s) working together in teams to solve real-world engineering, technology and computing challenges. All training and kit are provided free of charge.

The teams learn how to build, program and control autonomous LEGO robots. The work is carried out over 10 weeks and can be in-school or extra-curricular. Challenge events allow for the teams to compete at both regional and national level.

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Developed by teachers and backed by research, Barefoot helps boosts primary teachers’ subject knowledge, saves them time and brings computing to life in the classroom.

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Online training and lesson plans for online safety for both teachers and pupils.

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Teaching resources to develop an understanding of the computing curriculum, helping children to become creative, confident and safe.

Please Note:  You need to register to access resources on this web site.

Website: https://www.stem.org.uk/primary-computing-resources

Career Resources

Women in Engineering

Chelsea Glaister, Controls System Engineer- Sellafield Ltd. Download here.

Natalie Parker, Controls System Engineer- Sellafield Ltd. Download here.

Quizzes and Competitions

Energus is a hub of forward thinking business support, developing and enhancing skillsets for Cumbria and beyond. Home to successful apprenticeship and graduate programmes, also working in partnership with the NCSC and NDA to deliver CyberFirst & Cyber security training. Their teams have put together the following quizzes for you all to have a go at.

Activities for in the classroom or at home

Free virtual STEM workshops available (limited availability). Workshops of Virtual Reality, Game design and tech!

Find out more here.

Mine craft coding and Robox came development. Online summer camps.

Find out more here.