Saturday, May 25, 2024

Calling all Thurrock’s Whizz Kids


THURROCK libraries have a series of high-tech events which will help turn youngsters into robot controlling and computing whizz-kids.

Activities on offer include a session which will teach children aged between 11 and 17 years-old how to programme robots using the Scratch and Python coding languages. Four sessions take place in August and September and cost just £5 each.

There are also classes which teach youngsters how to write computer codes and lessons where youngsters can learn more about computer coding through the massive hit game Minecraft.

These classes are on top of the regular Coding Club which gives nine to 11 year-olds an introduction to coding over five weeks. The course runs at libraries across Thurrock and only costs £5 for the entire course. Places can be booked through your local library.

As well as learning about the future of computing there is a chance for children to take a look at the prehistoric past thanks to the augmented reality experience of Digital Dinosaurs which brings the ancient beasts back to life.

Cllr Deborah Huelin, Portfolio Holder for Communities, said: “These events will help young people get a great start in the fast moving world of computers as well as giving children a high-tech glimpse into a prehistoric world. They are just a few of the fantastic events Thurrock’s libraries are hosting for people of all ages this summer.”

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