Eaton Bank Academy

Barclays I.T Girls Allowed

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A group of Year 8 girls have enjoyed a day at ‘I.T Girls Allowed’ hosted at Barclays Technology Centre at Radbroke Hall. The event is designed to inspire girls to consider I.T as one of their GCSE subjects, and possibly even as a career.

During the day the students worked in small groups, taking part in activities to improve their IT skills. This included ‘Project Tech’ which involved planning, designing and building bridges within a set budget and ‘Roboteers’ where the students programmed robots to navigate different routes. The day also provided the opportunity to try code breaking exercises and look at how technology will enhance the lives of people in the future.

The students who took part in the day were: Libby Shrigley, Faye Jones-Meakin, Kati-Leigh Newson, Rimini Mellor, Lydia Williams, Bryella Clutton, Grace Devine, Ellika Merrill, Demi Smith, Eleanor Woods, Milly Carsberg, Olivia Hilditch, Laura Mills and Izzy Waltho.

Eaton Bank Academy’s Work Related Learning Co-ordinator Mrs Sandra Bailey concluded “the day has been extremely worthwhile for our Year 8 students. They have been inspired by the event and really enjoyed working on the IT projects throughout the day. Hopefully the event has inspired them to join the growing number of girls considering a career in technology.”