Do you have a child starting in Year 5 next year? Want to get a sneak peek at what they will be learning?
In 2016, schools across Australia will turn their focus to coding – the instructions needed by electronic devices and their programs to work. From Year 5 students will be taught coding and from Year 7 students will learn programming.
Parents and children can get an introductory lesson on this new subject at Ideas@108, above the Burdekin Library Ayr, on Friday, December 18 from 11am until noon.
Burdekin Shire Council Library Services Manager John Scott said the one-hour workshop would be the first of many about coding.
“Next year the Burdekin Library will run coding workshops for children to help them discover what is possible in this field,” he said.
“This Friday’s workshop will introduce coding and also our Ozobots, which run on coding.
“There are 15 places in this very first workshop and bookings are essential.
“I see this as a fun-filled hour where mum, dad and the kids can be introduced to coding in a very relaxed way.”
Those interested in attending, should contact the Burdekin Library on 4783 9970 to reserve a place.