The Scottish BBC Micro:bit Model Rocket Car Competition

Get your school ready to take part
Pre-register with your local race HUB through http://www.microbitmodelrocketcar.co.uk
To receive your allocation of 5 free rocket car kits for your participating teams attend your Competition briefing held at your Race HUB on 3rd and 4th May at 3.30pm. Open Race days at your HUB in the week of the 30th May. National
Finals on the 9th June 2016

Details poster: save the date for the scottish Microbit Model rocket car competition (PDF,  1 page, 1.6MB)

Live on Glow – #askTheFM: A Conversation with the First Minister

 

This Glow event, announced today on the Glow Connect site, offers a live Glow link. Please get in touch if you’d like your class to join, so that we can make sure everything is in place in good time.

Young people from across Scotland are being invited to a conversation with First Minister of Scotland.

A live event will take place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Monday 21st MaSmall-Conversation-with-FM-300x123rch at 11am, as part of the Scottish Government’s ongoing work to ensure that children and young people are at the heart of decisions which affect them and their education.

This event follows initial work undertaken last year that saw over 100 children and young people from across Scotland sharing their experiences of education and ideas for the future at a scoping event in Edinburgh and Summits held in Inverness and Oban.

Young people aged 16 and 17 attending this summit will hear a brief opening from the First Minister, before having the opportunity to put questions to Ms Sturgeon in an open question and answer session. You can join us live in Glow and ask your questions via Twitter on #askTheFM.

Full details and sign-up link are here: http://connect.glowscotland.org.uk/2016/03/17/a-conversation-with-the-first-minister/

 

Family Fun Technology Day

Run by specialist staff (CALL, FAACT, KEYCOMM, SCTCI, TASSCC and others) and funded by Augmentative Communication in Practice: Scotland, this is a chance for families of children with additional support needs to try out and learn about software, hardware, and specialised communication technologies. If you are a professional you are welcome to come along with a family you work with.

Click here for more info:

Flyer: FamilyDayApr16

‘Discovering Digital World’ Roadshow for s1-s3 pupils

Students in your region are invited to join us this spring for the “Discovering Digital World” roadshow series. An innovative event, FREE to attend for students in S1 – S3, produced by Young Scot in association with My World of Work.

The roadshows will showcase the exciting possibilities of a career in digital technology through hands on workshops and more. We will be welcoming groups of 15 or 30 students for registration and a travel contribution/ discount will be made available.

*Full programme details to be announced soon.*

This won’t be a regular run-of-the-mill careers fair, it will be an opportunity for students to get hands on with workshops, masterclasses and engaging demonstrations testing out products and dabbling in coding, designing and developing. Students will meet a whole range of employers and find out routes in to the industry, including career choices and opportunities. Students will find out just how rewarding a career in digital and tech is, with job earnings regularly above the national average.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discovering-digital-world-tickets-20140391453

The invitation to attend is open to all students S1 – S3 and we would like to reach out to teachers to register, the event may be most suitable for students studying:

• Computing
• Computer Science
• Art & Design
• Media Studies
• Business Education
• Any STEM subject

Morning and afternoon sessions are open on the following dates:

• Aberdeen: 29/02
• Dundee: 03/03
• Oban: 11/03
• Inverness: 14/03
• Dumfries: 22/03
Edinburgh: 19/04
• Galashiels: 22/04
• Glasgow: 26/04

If you know of schools that aren’t able to make it along for one of the events – don’t worry, there’ll be other ways to get involved! We will be filming the events, hosting a live-streaming session and hosting Q&A sessions with employers on social media.

Full details for schools to register can be found here:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/discovering-digital-world-tickets-20140391453

Or for any questions about any aspects of the project please contact:
Sean Scott / Programme Co-ordinator at – seans@young.scot

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