Walton High’s Computer Science and ICT students were proud to take part in “Computer Science Week”. Along with other schools and top tech international and national firms taking part. This is the sixth year running that Walton High has taken part.

 

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Students had the opportunity to learn about computer science. 67% of “software” jobs are outside the tech industry – in banking, retail, government and entertainment. We need our future doctors, lawyers, politicians and astronauts learning the basics. Students were asked to look at howcomputer scientists work in so many different areas: writing apps for phones, curing diseases, creating animated movies, working on social media, building robots that explore other planets and so much more.

Think about things in your everyday life that use computer science: a cell phone, a microwave, a computer, a traffic light… all of these things needed a computer scientist to help build them. Learning to write programs stretches your mind, and helps you think better, creating a way of thinking about things that is helpful in all domains.

The pictures show how proud the students were to receive their certificates issued by the big names of industry. Congratulations and well done.

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