We are incredibly grateful to all who participate in the National Lottery, as their money allows for these kinds of projects to happen!Cogs2Computers, our 2020/2021 project, is designed to support and bring the Red2Green community, the local schools and the public together to learn the history of computers, to enjoy interacting with one another and to learn something new.
International Women's Month
March saw a busy month on the C2C project with it being international Women’s day on the 8th which we followed over the month.
Aspirations watched Hidden Figures and looked into the work done by the women at Nasa and also discussed the race issues of the time these women had to face. They made some beautiful acrostic poems and other work.
Options looked at influential women in technology and made a beautiful mixed media picture. They also played some Nasa space themed word games, made edible space craft and space slime for the sensory input.
Bubble A enjoyed learning about Katherine Johnson for international woman’s month and the mathematical skills she used to help sending men into space.
Clare, Lewis and Robert had a great time making rockets, edible satellites and helping with the collage of Katherine. Robert even had a go at the equations used in the film hidden figures.
Hannah and Lewis enjoyed the computer museum tour even on the small screen. Claire the staff member in Bubble A did a great job of making it something they could join in with and have fun doing it as you could see by the smiles (if you zoomed in!).
We also had a lovely virtual tour from The History of computing museum in Cambridge about influential women in computing. There was some great feedback from the different groups attending and some very insightful questions from the children at Swaffham Bulbeck Primary school.
We concluded the month with a talk by Niki Dow, Senior Director in Technical Communications at Arm