As part of Black History Month (BHM) students have looked into the amazing achievements of women in Computing. Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock inspired our Year 7 pupils to the extent that they created a biography that was based on her life and achievements. Students were so touched by these women’s experiences and one of them commented that, ‘back in the 1980s women were not treated as being equal to men and it is wonderful to learn that she has a PhD’.
Our curriculum is engaging and aims to ensure that all pupils can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computers, science, including abstraction and logic. Dr Maggie proves that British women can study Mechanical Engineering and inspire our future leaders to aspire to be the best possible versions of themselves and give them the confidence to believe that anything is possible.
Here are some comments from our students about how they feel about Dr Maggie Aderin Pocock:
‘Working as a human computer in the 20th century Katherine Johnson was aware she would face racism but this did not stop her.’
“I want to be a computer scientist because with one piece of algorithm you could make something that changes the world”.