Through the context of cyber security and careers in cyber, the active Code Breaking workshop provides children the opportunity to explore methods of encoding and decoding messages, including a look back at approaches used in medieval and Roman times, and during the Second World War. During the workshop, students will code their own wearable physical computing device called the micro:bit, then work in teams to hunt for hidden codes to transmit to their peers at base camp. They will learn essential coding skills such as sequence, selection, and iteration.
The workshop is free to schools in the following priority areas: Swindon, Swansea, Bristol, Birmingham and Wigan.
Where possible, the providers try to make this experience free to any school, but this is dependent on volunteer location. By contacting the provider directly they will be able to advise of any costs.
Ideal for 5 to 35 participants.
Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects
Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects
Develop engineering employability skills
Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers
Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering
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:
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.
Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.
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