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Funding Boost for Kincorth BB

Tuesday 4th December 2018

An Aberdeen BB company has received a massive funding boost to support the delivery of digital skills for young people.

The 'Coding Kincorth; Building Skills for a Digital Future' project beat off competition from other local projects to receive a total of £3730 which will be used to deliver and promote digital skills amongst its members.

The boys, parents, carers, friends and family all pulled together for the UDecide event at their local community centre in Kincorth, Aberdeen. The BB company along with other organisations from the local community gave presentations on their projects and then residents of Kincorth above the age of 10 were able to vote on the projects that they would like to have funded.

Michael Aberdein, captain of the 46th Aberdeen, said:

“We are looking forward to delivering STEM activities and our Boys are looking forward to learning new skills and getting a chance to try out new technology, it will be a really good way to engage with them.

“The fact that we received the most votes in the public vote, shows how much support the BB has in the local area and the value the community sees in the activities we offer.”

The equipment will include Raspberry Pi programming devices, Lego Creator Kits, Fisher Price computer toys for younger boys and ‘build your own’ computer kits.

Using these new resources, the volunteer leaders at the 46th plan to deliver sessions including computer programming, graphic design, stop-motion animation, podcasting and desktop publishing and will also be equipping Boys with the skills to use IT and the Internet safely.

 

You can find out more about the 46th Aberdeen by visiting its facebook page.

The Boys’ Brigade in Scotland is also looking for STEM Ambassadors to support the development of science, technology, engineering and maths within the BB setting. Learn more 

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