Goldman Sachs Project BIG

On Wednesday 12th September, many of our new Year 7 students participated in an exciting one day computing project with expert coders from Wandsworth City Learning Centre and Technology professionals from the global Bank, Goldman Sachs.

They worked in teams alongside industry experts to create a digital media campaign; Earthquake Rescue. Where there mission was to create an autonomous robot that can search though damaged buildings looking for victims of earthquakes. Students used pre-built Lego mindstorms EV3 robot and programmed it to search through damaged buildings and indicate when it has found a possible victim.

Working as coders, app designers, photographers and film makers to develop a product they presented back to each other at the end of the day. They created a website using Google sites that included videos and photos of the production process, interviews with the scientists creating the prototype and explanations and images of why the robot is needed.

This was fantastic opportunity to give our new students real insight into the world of work and experience of what it is like to work as part of a future technologist in a leading world City firm. Students had the chance to ask the professionals about their work and begun to understand the benefits and excitement of working with computers and gain inspiration for what they want to do in the future.

“I really enjoyed the session it was fun, I want to do Computer Science in the future as I now know how it can help people.”

Jessica, 7 Catherine

“It was a very inspiring day to see students programme robots that can help others. The project was based on finding survivors of earth quakes using robots and the girls did make this project look very easy. There presentations and websites that accompanied the research and final work was amazing especially as all pupils are in year 7. I am very proud of what the girls have achieved and it goes to show women can make a difference in computing.”

Mrs Bhayat, Head of Digital Leanring

 

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