Roaming Classroom For Rebel Girls
Primary school aged girls will put on their game faces and level up their computer coding skills with a roaming classroom set to visit Adelaide for the first time as part of the Fringe Festival.
Australian Science and Mathematics School is hosting Code Like A Girl’s roaming classroom where girls aged 6-12 years will learn the basics of coding to create their own personalised computer games during two-hour workshops on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March, 2019.
Up to 80 girls will learn the Scratch coding platform during the fun and highly-interactive workshops.
The workshops are being run with a view to increasing diversity in the technology industry and improving girls’ engagement with STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Australia currently needs nearly 100,000 workers to keep up with current demand in the IT industry, with the demand expected to increase to 750,000 workers by 2023.
Currently women make up less than one-quarter of the technical IT workforce and studies suggest fewer than 3% of school girls are considering a career in technology.
The two-hour workshops are being run at 10am and 1pm on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March, at the Bedford Park-based Australian Science and Mathematics School.
Tickets: $15 each on the Fringe Festival website.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Fringe website.
What: Code Like A Girl’s Roaming Classroom
When: Saturday 2 & Sunday 3 March 2019 | 10am & 1pm
Where: Australian Science and Mathematics School | Carpark 18, Flinders University, Sturt Road, Bedford Park
Who: Girls aged 6-12 years
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