Circuit Construction At Computing Club

Circuit Construction At Computing Club

This term has seen the launch of two new IT clubs in Senior - a KS3 Computing Club and a KS4 Computer Programming Club.

Miss Lane, Head of ICT at The Marist, updates us below on how the KS3 Computing Club has been progressing over the past few weeks:

"After hitting the ground running at the start of this term, I am delighted by the success of the newly formed Key Stage 3 Computing Club. The girls have been hard at work learning about circuits, conductive materials and how computers receive and process instructions.

In the image below, girls have constructed their own circuits incorporating an LED, cell (battery) and Play-Doh wire! Not only did pupils learn through the power of play, but they were able to do this outside in the glorious sunshine we have enjoyed recently.

Our next project will be learning how to stitch circuits, using conductive thread and special electro-textiles components, to make a robot key ring. This will be a collaboration between Computing and Textiles, with Mrs Bowley casting her expert eye over the girls’ designs.

Key Stage 3 Computing Club runs every Monday from 1.30pm – 2.00pm in the LRC. If pupils would like to join the club, please let me know and I look forward to seeing you there!"