Coding Girls Blogger Challenge With Primo Toys #CodingGirls
Primo Toys design and make educational toys that are showered with awards and break Kickstarter funding records.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that the UK is facing a technical skills shortage.
According to the UK Commission for Employment & Skills, 43pc of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) vacancies are hard to fill. This is mainly down to a shortage of applicants with the required skills and experience.
The core root of this growing skills gap is education, from school through to university and workplace training.
Coding for Girls
Currently, only 24% of UK STEM jobs are held by women. Young girls are missing out on future career opportunities, so encourage our daughters and pupils to take up STEM subjects, and close the gap in the STEM workforce with Primo Toys resources.
To celebrate International Women’s Day, they have asked me to interview my daughter and ask few simple but fun questions. One step towards inspiring and teaching kids STEM skills such as coding.
- What do they enjoy about being a girl?
”Being a girl I enjoy most that I can wear all the beautiful dresses which boys can not”.
- Have they ever been told they can’t do anything because they’re a girl?
”No, my mum always tells me that I am able to do anything because I am a girl”.
- What do they want to be when they grow up?
”I want to be a doctor when I grow up, oh and I want to work on the laptop as mummy does”.
- Which woman/girl inspires them the most and why?
”My mummy and grandma inspires me the most, because they are very kind and beautiful”.
- What do you know about computer programming/coding?*
“I know how to get the robot to go where I want it to go by using the right pieces and clicking go.”
- What activity did you enjoy the most in our guide to coding for kids book and why?
I loved the one where Mamma was a robot and I told her how to make a jam and toast! That was so much fun!” (The Programmable Parent activity).
The STEM industry offers huge opportunities for girls. Let’s help them shape the future by encouraging their enthusiasm from an early age!