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New ‘Computer Programming’ curriculum launched

The Minister for Education and Skills Mr Huw Lewis AM visited Ysgol Glancegin today (9 October 2014) to see some of the wonderful projects and activities that have been undertaken by the School during the past year.

As part of the day G2G Communities CIC was asked to showcase some of the innovative projects it delivers in Schools throughout North Wales as part of its ‘Family Learning’, ‘Science; Technology; Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)’; Women into Engineering; ‘Library’ and new ‘Information Communication Technology’ programmes.

As well as showcasing, LEGO StoryStarter; LEGO MovieMaker; LEGO WeDo robots G2G Communities CIC took the opportunity to launch its new ‘NXT/EV3 Computer Programming’

The new activities will enable Schools to deliver programming in an exciting and innovative way, have access to curriculum and lesson plans, training and coaching/mentoring support. Pupils will be able to see their programmes in action by making robots and other machines move around and interact. A range of program languages will be used including Scratch; Enchanting and Python. G2G is also developing activities using the Raspberry Pi.

The Head teacher, Bethan Morris-Jones said ‘I am extremely pleased to be working with such professional, innovative people and organisations such as G2G Communities CIC’.

The Minister for Education and Skills Mr Huw Lewis said ‘I am very impressed with the way LEGO is being used to deliver Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. I am also pleased to see so many parents here today working side by side with their children creating stories, building and programming the LEGO robots. It is clear from the excitement here today that using innovative organisations such as G2G can make STEM subjects exciting and relevant helping to produce the engineers and scientists of the future’

The activity was supported by Bangor University and its Widening Access Centre. G2G would like to thank them and Delyth Murphy for her support.

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