All posts by Chris Maunder

Skype an Engineer

Students in Year 9-11 who have a passion for Engineering we able to participate in a STEM event where Chace Community School skyped a Structural Engineer from Burohappold Engineers, London. Burohappold designed structures such as Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium, the Arsenal stadium and the O2 Arena.  The students who represented Chace were interested, enthusiastic and asked brilliant questions. This was a great opportunity for students to speak to a person working in industry and ask questions that are relevant to our students.

Hour of Code

An annual global event called Hour of Code was observed by a group of students on Wednesday 06 December. This particular local event was organised by the Barclays Digital Eagles team, who recently trained three of our Year 9 students to train others on aspects of keeping safe online (keep an eye on the Chace website for our forthcoming presentation in the summer term of 2018).

The event took place within the grandeur of the Palace of Westminster. Under the auspices of the lead Digital Eagles, our students practiced writing computer code, some for the first time.

Hour of Code is organised by Code.org. Their objective of is to give younger students an opportunity to learn computer science, helping to nurture problem-solving skills, logic and creativity. In their own words: “…by starting early, students will have a foundation for success in any 21st-century career path.”