Cape Town Science Centre Hosts Fifth Coding Carnival in Observatory

The event will be held on 12 October 2019.

Cape Town-180729- Cape Town Science centre is hosting a national science week in obsevetory,ther will be science shows,interactive exhibits and hands-on workshops throughout the week.Most parents brought their kids to day to see what science is about.photographer:Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA

On 8 October 2019, the Cape Town Science Centre invited residents to take part in the Africa Code Week coding carnival, which focuses numerous coding activities.

The event takes place in Observatory on Saturday, 12 October 2019 and is in its fifth year.

Initiated and led by SAP in partnership with UNESCO, YouthMobile and more than 130 partners across the continent, the digital skills development initiative continued to reach “unprecedented scales” with over 50,000 teachers trained and 4,1 million youth engaged since 2015, the organisation said.

The goal of the Coding carnival

Julie Cleverdon, director of the Cape Town Science Centre said:

“At the Cape Town Science Centre, one of our goals is to spark an interest in science and technology and provide opportunities such as this coding carnival for our communities. Thankfully with partners such as SAP and the inspirational Africa Code Week initiative, we are able to do so.”

Julie Cleverdon, director of the Cape Town Science Centre

Cleverdon continued:

“There is an enormous interest in coding and the essential skills it develops in our youth. This has resulted in many like-minded organisations offering opportunities across all communities in Cape Town and we are pleased to be welcoming some of these fabulous organisations such as Sakhikamva Foundation, AppShed, and others, to join us on Saturday and make the day an exciting one.”

Julie Cleverdon, director of the Cape Town Science Centre

Activities available at Coding carnival

Visitors to the centre will have the opportunity to attend Scratch coding workshops, ones on Bee Bots, Makey Makey, Six Bricks, Binary Bracelet and Drone Coding, among others.

They will also have an opportunity to explore science through the centre’s hands-on exhibits, attend a science show, as well as tours to the Camera Obscura, a room-sized walk-in pinhole camera offering views of the surrounding area.

By African News Agency (ANA); Editing by Desiree Erasmus