A Marvel-lous Day
By Terri Moore, Terri Moore | Head of Curriculum, Innovation and Design
On Tuesday this week, Abbotsleigh was invited to attend the international launch of the Microsoft Captain Marvel-themed STEAM workshops for girls at the Microsoft Sydney flagship store. The workshops were designed in partnership with Tap Tap comics, specifically for girls who are interested in pursuing a career in coding, animation and special effects. The purpose of the campaign is to empower young women through STEAM education and will be launched on International Women's Day on 8 March.
Our Year 10 and 11 students heard from some inspirational women who are pioneers in their area of technology in STEAM including coding, animation and physics education through multimedia. They engaged in industry software applications including Unity and Maya to code simple animations and create Captain Marvel inspired characters and storyboards. So many of the girls reflected on the daily with a wider view of the application of STEAM subjects and career opportunities and were inspired by the passion of the presenters on the day who have careers in technology.