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Coding Success

Coding Success is a brand new, fully-funded programme designed to excite and inspire 8 to 14 year olds about the world of STEM.

Coding Success

Coding Success is a new programme designed to excite 8 to 14 year olds about STEM, providing teacher training alongside engaging curriculum linked lesson plans and free LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime kits for your school, to get your classroom coding.

Fully funded by BAE Systems, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force, Coding Success offers 600 non-selective state schools the opportunity to take part - fuelling the passion of young people and encouraging the next generation of scientists, engineers and technicians.

Coding Success looks at a humanitarian mission to support the Ascension Island as they are hit by an earthquake, re-establishing communications, helping the injured and making fresh drinking water available. Students will have great fun learning how to bring their LEGO® Education SPIKE™ Prime robots to life using the SPIKE™ Prime coding app.

The programme is linked to the national curricula in England, Wales and Scotland, delivering the requirements that all children can program. Developed in partnership with The Smallpeice Trust and Raising Robots, Coding Success is an innovative project that will train teachers in the area of robotics, allowing them to inspire and excite children in their classrooms through the power of hands-on STEM learning.

Capacity

Maximum of 60 participants.

Duration

The teacher training takes place virtually and will be about 3.5 hours long. Each lesson (6 lessons in total) is designed to fit in a 1-hour teaching period. That’s a total of 9.5 hours.

We estimate that an additional commitment of about 4 hours will be needed for preparation, administration, and evaluation.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming
    • General Engineering
    • Humanitarian Aid

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Problem Solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

What the teachers say

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