<<An opportunity for youngsters to explore computing and develop coding skills working together or on their own, learning Scratch and Python. Working collaboratively provides an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning, with youngsters inspiring each other to investigate further and seek solutions. Future projects include tinkering with tech; Raspberry Pi’s, Arduino and more.>>
CMD<create>CTRL was trialled for fifteen weeks at Southend Forum from February 15th 2016. The format was too ambitious to sustain, so there will be no further sessions.
- Recruiting and retaining members proved to be a major problem despite directly leafletting secondary schools, promoting on social media and extensive use of “word of mouth”.
- The age range was too wide.
- CMD<create>CTRL lacked resources, having to rely on members to bring their own laptops/ Raspberry Pi’s etc.
- CMD<create>CTRL required the regular support of knowledgeable volunteers with extensive computing skills to take the members forward.