Grant will help school with computer science
A GRANT has been awarded to pupils in Kenilworth to promote the importance of computer science as an academic discipline.
Kenilworth School in Leyes Lane was awarded the £1,000 from BCS Education Bursary.
This bursary in one of £30,000 worth of grants awarded to 31 different educational institutions out of more than 200 which applied for funding for their computing-related projects.
Dr Bill Mitchell, director of BCS Academy of Computing, part of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT, said: “It is with great pleasure that the institute makes the bursary awards.
“We had more than 200 applications for bursary funding so to be awarded one is no mean feat.
“We are now looking forward to following the progress of each of the successful projects and sharing their experience to inspire others.”
The school will use the BCS Education Bursary to partly fund the purchase of equipment (Lego Mindstorms) to enable them to teach robotics, computer control and programming to year seven students.
The school will develop a six-week scheme of work of one-hour lessons that will introduce students to the kit and the software.
Liz Hadley, head of ICT, said: “We are delighted to have secured a BCS Education Bursary.
“Being able to buy this equipment means that students will have the chance to build, program, design and develop their own robotics projects in class.
“We are going to share the equipment with our after school computing club which meets on a weekly basis.”
Further information about the grant prcoess or BCS go online.
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