Stonyhurst students explore application of computer science

Lower Grammar students participating in Computer Science Day
Lower Grammar students participating in Computer Science Day

Students at Stonyhurst College Lower Grammar school enjoyed a Computer Science Day full of coding robots, programming courses and battling it out sumo-style with robots.

They also had the opportunity to build a whole new world using Raspberry Pi and learned how to crack encryption codes, Caesar ciphers, and shift ciphers. The Raspberry Pi is a small computer that enables you to learn and practice programming in a fun and engaging way.

On Thursday 25 January, students enjoyed a day ‘off timetable’ to explore the application of Computer Science which included taking part in a series of four workshops and also attending a talk about e-safety.

Laura Rushworth, Head of Computer Studies, said: “Computer Science Day provides a great opportunity for our Lower Grammar students to apply the coding knowledge they’ve learned in the classroom to real situations in a hands-on way.

This year we’ve seen some real talent shining through during the sessions. It’s great to see them getting excited about Computer Science and usually results in a renewed enthusiasm for the subject that often stays with them long into the future.”

Computer Science Day is always a popular fixture in the school’s calendar.

This article originally appeared in Stonyhurst College news.