ScopeIT Education teaches Connolly Primary School students about technology


Learning curve: Ray Sutton (Scope IT) with Alfie Crofts and a 3D snowman they made as part of the workshop.
Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d454256
Learning curve: Ray Sutton (Scope IT) with Alfie Crofts and a 3D snowman they made as part of the workshop. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d454256

CONNOLLY Primary School students had a taste of the future during a hands-on technology workshop.

Staff from ScopeIT Education taught about 150 students from years 1 to 6 about computer coding and 3D printing during the classes.

Principal David Womersley said it was an outstanding experience, with staff and parents’ feedback just as positive.

“The children were totally engaged; it was very hands-on,” he said. “It’s the future and it’s about providing children with the skills needed for living in the 21st century. It’s giving children a head start for when they get to high school.”

ScopeIT Joondalup area manager Ray Sutton said the business aimed to provide students with tools to learn and create.

“We believe that every student should have access to the digital skills they will need to succeed in their future careers and workplaces,” he said.

Participating students and staff were given a 3D printed miniature snowman to take home.