15 March 2023

Bruno the Dog Learns to Code at ATW

Bruno learns to Code at Atwood

Upon my travels to capture some of the amazing clubs we have on offer for your children at Atwood, I was pleased to see that Bruno was taking his learning seriously.  Apparently, he was helping the children use Scratch, a coding programme developed by MIT.

According to MIT’s own information, Scratch is the world’s largest coding community for children and a coding language with a simple visual interface that allows young people to create digital stories, games, and animations. Scratch is designed, developed, and moderated by the Scratch Foundation, a nonprofit organization.

Scratch promotes computational thinking and problem solving skills; creative teaching and learning; self-expression and collaboration; and equity in computing. Scratch is always free and is available in more than 70 languages.

More than this, Ms Docherty has involved a selection of 6th Form students, who visit Atwood each week and teach the fundamentals of Scratch with the Atwood children.  This means that Atwood has developed a real community link with one of secondary schools that many of our children go to.

I wonder what Bruno has coded?  Do you think it is a device that allows him to unlock his food bowl each hour?

Mr Veale 


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