Wednesday, 17 August 2022

The IT crowd

SIX pupils at Shiplake College became software engineers for the day when they took part in the Faraday

SIX pupils at Shiplake College became software engineers for the day when they took part in the Faraday Challenge.

Anthony Adamson, Jai Angell, James Braun, Wallace Fisher, Jamie Liu and Will Taylor represented the school at the national IT challenge, which was held at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Didcot.

They were one of several teams from local schools and colleges which were asked to create prototypes for new products using a BBC Micro:bit, a small computer which teaches children about coding.

The Shiplake team created a heat and light sensor to advise homeowners on setting their heating controls as well as a movement sensor to attach to valuable equipment such as tablets and televisions which would sound an alarm if the equipment was disturbed.

The boys them had to pitch their products to a judging panel, explaining how they made them, their use of the budget of “Faraday money” and how they worked together as a team.

Louise Adamson, head of ICT and computing at the college, said: “The boys did exceptionally well and they all deserve congratulations.”

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