Message from UTC Sheffield City Centre

  • Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

    UTC Sheffield City Centre is running a virtual event for Year 12 applicants. Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms, with an opportunity to hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

    Engineering and Creative and Digital Media: Wednesday 11th November, 5:00pm-6:30pm. Register here.

Message from UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park

Updated: Thursday, 22nd October 2020

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is running a series of virtual events for applicants.  Young people, and parents and carers, can find out about our exciting specialisms and hear from the Principal, Curriculum Director, staff and our employer partners.

Computing:  Tuesday 10th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Health Sciences and Social Care: Wednesday 18th November, 5:30-6:20pm

Sport Science: Tuesday 24th November, 5:30-6:20pm

UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park is also offering pre-booked on-site campus tours, strictly for one family (six people maximum) at a time, on November 3rd, 5th, 10th 12th, 17th, 19th, 24th, 26th from 4pm to 6pm. Pre-booking is essential. Visitors will need to comply with Covid-19 safety measures including wearing face coverings and social distancing. Please visit our events page.

UTC Sheffield Staff Deliver Raspberry Pi Workshop as part of the Café Family Digital Makers Day

Martyn Eggleton, Skills Trainer at UTC Sheffield, and Colin Smith, newly appointed Curriculum Director for Computing at UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park, recently delivered a Raspberry Pi with Minecraft workshop at the CAFÉ Family Digital Makers Day. The CAFÉ (Computing As a Family Experience) project trains ambassadors from six of Sheffield’s Secondary Schools in digital making, App development, open data, Raspberry Pi and robotics. These students then use their skills to teach primary school students and their families. The event held on Saturday 16th July was an extension of the CAFÉ programme, enabling families with children aged under 15 to engage in coding and digital making at the weekend, for free.

UTC Sheffield, which specialises in Computing, delivered a Raspberry Pi with Minecraft workshop aimed at students with some coding experience. The workshop was hugely popular and gave young people and their parents the opportunity to improve their Python skills in an enjoyable environment.

One parent commented, ‘It’s great to see coding languages such as Python being taught at this event, which is something I haven’t experienced at other similar coding days. We all learned something new.’

One child said, ‘Today’s been amazing, I loved the Minecraft workshop!’

Martyn and Colin both commented on what a great day it had been, emphasising how encouraging it was to see so many young people involved in coding.

The new UTC Sheffield Olympic Legacy Park opens in September 2016, offering Computing alongside Health Sciences; you can find out more about the Computing curriculum here: utcsheffield.org.uk/computing

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