Girlguiding at Bath Digital Festival

by | Oct 10, 2019

Girlguiding at Bath Digital Festival

by | Oct 10, 2019

Girlguiding Bath is partnering with Bath Digital Festival to encourage more girls and young women to learn about computer systems and cyber security.

Girlguiding South West England, GCHQ, NCSC and CyberFirst have developed a new exciting challenge called SWEBots On the Net. The challenge enable girls to learn about cryptography, code breaking, passwords and the internet of things through a series of games, crafts and activities. And of course, every girl completing the challenge will be rewarded with a special badge!

Girlguiding’s Girls’ Attitudes Survey 2017 found 30% of girls aged 11-16 think ICT/computing is more for boys and only 37% would consider doing a job in technology. In 2019, we found that 47% of girls aged 11-21 worry about their privacy settings online. Girlguiding Bath will be leading this workshop at Bath Digital Festival to help challenge these attitudes and encourage girls to pursue careers in IT.

We will be running two fully interactive workshops: one for girls aged 7-10, and the other for girls aged 11-18.

You do not have to be a member of Girlguiding to take part – all girls are welcome!

Girls can attend with their parents – leaders do not need to accompany the girls (unless you would like to help run an activity!).

Please share this opportunity with the girls in your unit and encourage them to bring their friends who are not members.

 

Details

Date

Saturday 26th October 2019

Time

Girls aged 7-10:   10am – 12pm
Girls aged 11-14: 1pm – 3pm

Venue

Bath Digital Festival Hub
15 New Bond Street,
Bath,
BA1 1BA

Cost

FREE

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You can be an inspiration for girls and young women. Inspire the next generation by just being yourself and being there. Find out more about volunteering with Girlguiding:

Girlguiding Bath on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter to see how we give girls the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good across Bath