Imperial College London

Discover Computing workshop for Supplementary Schools

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Children working together to solve task

The 'Discover Computing' event ran over two Saturdays (11th and 18th in May) for students primarily from the supplementary schools in North Kensington

The 'Discover Computing' event ran over two Saturdays (11th and 18th in May) for students primarily from the supplementary schools in North Kensington. The aim of the workshop was to provide students and families from under-represented minority groups with an insight into Computing to pique their interest in pursuing the subject for their studies.


"People were really kind and made me change my thought on computer science" Pupil

Another aim of the workshop was to raise participant's economic prospects, given the fact that Computing careers are one of the highest-paid careers student's can pursue after achieving their degree at university.

The target audience for this planned activity were students and parents from the supplementary schools in the North Kensington area. The workshop was planned with the help of the Westway trust, primarily Muna Ali, who is the Programme Coordinator (supplementary schools) and Val Patterson, who is the Head of Learning and Skills and the Associate Director of Education and Services.


Image of students working together

"The Q&A sessions were the most enjoyable session, as you get to hear the personal experiences of students who have studied computer science. You also get to learn about different courses" Pupil
"I liked learning about computer science and doing different activities as I really used my brain a lot" Pupil

Reporter

Mr Ahmed Idle

Mr Ahmed Idle
Department of Computing