Last Tuesday, we welcomed Bolton 6th Form College who delivered an “IT Roadshow” to a group of year 9 and 10 pupils. The aim of the session was to raise awareness of the range of options within Computing and IT available to our students post-16. The session involved hands on activities with missile firing robots (small, plastic and rubber tipped missiles!), programmable electronic circuits – built by college students – as well as a “navigate the truck” challenge. Beyond Sharples, pupils have the opportunity to follow academic or vocational pathways in our subject and this experience will hopefully help them make appropriate choices.
Many thanks to the staff from Bolton Sixth Form College for visiting.