School children learn about IT with IBM at Hursley House

School children learn about IT with IBM at Hursley House

School children learn about IT with IBM at Hursley House

Date: Mar 28, 2012

To tie in with National Science & Engineering Week, IBM invited secondary school children to its laboratory at Hursley House to spend a few days learning about IT.

The four-day event, held at the home of the WW2 Spitfire, gave the children hands-on experience of IT. They worked as teams to solve problems and played role-based games to help them appreciate good security practices.

Kate Bittles, community programme manager at IBM, said: "There's lots of competitions and games. This year's theme is 'world in motion'."

In this video, Tom Banks, a software engineer at IBM, demonstrated a few of the games that ran during the event. He said: "Robo Rescue uses a [Microsoft Kinect] sensor to display human figures on the screen. Two students are controlling robots in a damaged building."

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