‘In The Know’ event at MoSI

In The Know

‘In The Know’ event at MoSI

Posted on June 13, 2016 by Ihtezaz

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]SharpFutures Discover attended the ‘In the Know’ event at The Museum of Science and Industry on Wednesday 8th June. In The Know is a brand new, STEM specific event which aimed to get our future workforce ‘In the Know’ about the up and coming career opportunities in Manchester. The event aimed to inspire and motivate young people to consider careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, some of Manchester’s largest expected growth sectors in the coming years. It was aimed at Year 8-11 attending Manchester schools and will showcase vocational and professional skills and promote apprenticeships as a pathway into a STEM career.
We set up ‘Have a Go’ activities to give a taster to the students what we do at Coderdojos. We had a RasberryPi set up with Minecraft and Scratch. Also a MakeyMakey connected to bananas where students could play FlappyBird and Tetris using bananas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_images_carousel images=”3911,3912,3913,3914,3915,3916,3910″ img_size=”400×300″ autoplay=”yes” hide_pagination_control=”yes” hide_prev_next_buttons=”yes” wrap=”yes” el_class=”center “][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2”][vc_column_text]The event was a huge success and we reached over 130 students throughout the day, we were able to show the students these activities as well as listen to what they want to do in the future and give them an insight as to what we do at SharpFutures and what is available to them in the Creative Digital sector.

We were even told at the end by someone who was running the event that a lot of the students had come out saying they really enjoyed our stand and want to know more about us, and from this we reached out to their schools over our Twitter.

If you would like to know more about the up coming Coderdojos please visit http://mcrcoderdojo.org.uk/ and we hope to see you there![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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