The Royal Institution (Ri) Computer Science Masterclass series has been taking place at Trinity over the past term.
Starting in March, we hosted 38 students on four Saturday mornings, and five different speakers from companies such as Siemens, who help to run inspiring computer science sessions.
A variety of schools from across South London and surrounding areas took part, with session themes including ‘Testing and verification’, ‘Encrypting, decrypting and cyphers’, ‘and ‘Creative coding’.
Students who attended will be invited to attend an Ri Masterclass celebration at the very prestigious Royal Institution in central London in July.
“Trinity has been a host school for Ri masterclasses for many years, but these were the first face-to-face events since before the pandemic,” says Miss Maniser. “Supporting these sessions with by providing facilities and staffing is part of our commitment to STEM community outreach – engaging the community beyond Trinity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.”
The Royal Institution (Ri) is an independent charity dedicated to connecting as many people as possible with the world of science.
Its Ri Masterclasses are a series of workshops in which students can explore mathematics and computer science outside the confines of the classroom, through hands-on extra-curricular investigations.
The Ri works with with teams of volunteers who make Masterclasses happen in their area and across the UK. It is currently looking for volunteer supervisors to help support masterclasses in future years. This would involve being given training from the Ri, then committing to four to six Saturday mornings in the first half of 2023. If any parents might be interested in this opportunity, please contact Miss Manisier.
"Supporting these sessions by providing facilities and staffing is part of our commitment to STEM community outreach – engaging the community beyond Trinity in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths."
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