Primary school pupils from across Grantham enjoyed another successful masterclass at Walton when they visited the academy on 25 January.

The pupils took part in a fun packed day of computing, where they learned about algorithms and looked at the BBC micro:bit computer – coding it to create animation and even creating a ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ game. Many of them went on to program the micro:bits to send messages to each other and create games like ‘hot potato’. After looking at the importance of e-safety and making an e-safety game, the final task took the children back to using the micro:bits and programming a banana as a keyboard!

This proved great fun and all of the children worked fantastically well in their groups.

Walton runs a series of successful masterclasses for primary pupils, covering topics across our faculty areas. For more information please contact Mrs K Dolby: