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Minecraft Club – a Saturday club for 9-14 year olds

Minecraft Club – a Saturday club for 9-14 year olds

Places are currently available on CodeCraft, a Saturday coding club at North East Scotland College’s Aberdeen City Campus for children aged 9 – 14. Participants will have the opportunity to learn some coding in a variety of fun and collaborative ways.

Click on the link to read more on Nescol’s website:

CodeCraft – a Saturday club for 9-14 year olds


S1-S3 get stuck into Computing Challenge

S1-S3 get stuck into Computing Challenge

All S1 to S3, in Computing Science, have been taking on The Bebras Computing Challenge.  “This introduces computational thinking to students.  It is organized in over 50 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about Computing Science.  Each participant answer questions that focus on computational and logical thinking.”

Good luck to everyone that has taken part, the competition closes on 19 November.   Click on this link to check out the Brebas website.


S3 take on Coding Challenge

S3 take on Coding Challenge

Good luck to all S3 Computing Science pupils who have entered the DressCode Halloween Coding Competition.  The only requirement was that the program should have a haunted house otherwise it should be as creative and imaginative as possible.  The closing date was 6 November and most pupils were able to submit an entry and are in with a chance of winning some cool tech gadgets such as Sphero Minis, Makey Makey kits, Raspberry pi 400 and Divoom Pixel Art.



RGU Online Computing Q & A

RGU Online Computing Q & A

RGU School of Computing have an online Q&A event which is taking place on Tuesday 12th October from 4.30pm via Zoom.

“Our event will provide you with a unique insight into the variety of exciting professions and industries that could be available to you in your future career.

 Our virtual event will explore the diverse profession of computing, the jobs you could go into and how we support our students to ensure they are industry ready.

 Computing is a rewarding career choice and our professional panel will share their personal experiences in industry and the skills required to be successful.

 The event will not only put you in touch with qualified professionals, but you can also hear from some of our current computing students so you can learn more about what life is like at RGU and the exciting opportunities they have been exposed to. Our academic staff will also be on hand to give more information about the courses and answer any burning questions you may have.

 Join our virtual event from the comfort of your own home. All you have to do is complete our registration form ( ) to let us know you’re coming and let the countdown to the event begin. We look forward to meeting you!

 Cost to attend: Free”


Bookings now available for Across the Grain

Bookings now available for Across the Grain

Across the Grain 2021 Festival is happening this Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 October and returns for it’s 4th year.

Celebrating Doric and traditional music of the north east through a contemporary mix of podcasts, performances, films and events for all ages, offered predominantly online.  Come awa’ in and join the fun.

Dip into our eclectic, compact programme and dive into the cultural life, heritage, language, music and stories of the north east. It’s a chance to celebrate collectively, and for people to share their love of local landscape and language. Enjoy!!

Browse and book or just join us on the day.

Everything Electronic Youth Club

Everything Electronic Youth Club

Two linked virtual workshops this coming Wednesday 22nd September and 6 October which are all about how you plan and design a web-site to ensure its meets the needs of customers/users.  It is part of the European Meet and Code annual event.

It is highly relevant to those of your youngsters studying either a Business subject or Computing Science.

Wednesday @ 18:00: first of 2 virtual workshops suitable for anyone studying business studies or Computing Science.  No coding involved. Plan a website that is easy for customers to use & coders to code.  Book at:

University of Glasgow Open Day and Software Engineering Course

University of Glasgow Open Day and Software Engineering Course

We realise it is still early the new academic term and everyone is settling in but we are keen to give you a quick heads up on 2022 opportunities on the UofG Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship (GA).

It would be great if you could share this information across your DYW schools and college community so they can cascade to fellow educators, students, parents and carers. Thank you for your support.

 Good to know about the GA:

  • We flex on our entry standard grades (Bs not As) and offer a bespoke HNC/D route
  • Our 8-week on campus block learning creates a strong student experience
  • because the degree is combined with a job it is a great opportunity for students who are ready to work and learn, and those for whom a salary will enable them to continue their education.

What next for 2022 intake:

UofG Open Day (online) – 2nd September at 5pm
Our Programme Director, Dr Matthew Barr, will be holding an online information session focused on the Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship, with the opportunity to ask questions, as part of the university Open Day. Everyone welcome. Please share this registration link with your community.

Online Information Sessions
We will be running online information sessions from the Autumn onwards to explain how the GA works, the benefits to students, and how to apply. These will be aimed at school/college students, teachers, and parent/carer community.  If it is considered safe to do so we would love to invite students on campus too. More details to follow.

Schools, Colleges and Clubs visits
The GA Team are keen to make school/college visits or organise bespoke online sessions for a specific community or organisation. Information on our Software Engineering GA is especially relevant from S4 upwards for students whose interests and aptitude include Maths, Sciences and Computing Science.

More resources
Details of the Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship programme can be found here.
Details of how the GA promotes diversity and employer partnerships can be found here.

Any questions at all, please contact me at

Thank you for helping to spread the word of the opportunities offered by Graduate Apprenticeships

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