EURid participates in CodeWeek 2016

12 Οκτ. 2016

Programming is the skill of the future. By teaching children the basics of coding and programming, you give them the opportunity to be creative and self-expressive, opening their minds up to a world full of possibilities.

Providing learning opportunities that could help positively shape lives is why we have decided to participate in CodeWeek 2016! Our participation effort includes three workshops in three different European countries.

On 14 October in Prague, Czech Republic, we will host a workshop for 4th and 5th grade elementary school students at the National Library of Technology. During the workshop, students will have the opportunity to participate in two sessions, one about the multimedia programming tool called Baltie, and the other to discover the universe of Lego MINDSTORMS robots.


On 17 October in Pisa, Italy, we will hold a training session at the European Gravitational Observatory for first-time junior high school student coders studying at Vincenzo Galilei in Pisa.  A qualified team of IT experts will carry out the training which consists of various computing exercises through a user-friendly programming language.              


On 21 October in Vilvoorde, Belgium, we will provide a workshop for 4th and 5th grade students at Sint-Jozef elementary to educate them about the user-friendly programming language called Scratch.


We hope that this participation will provide a basis for understanding the basics of coding and programming and, more importantly, excite the innovators of tomorrow.