Grade 10-11 learners are invited to join Microsoft for the free YouthSpark Live Event at Brescia House School this week – on 23rd and 24th June

A message from Angela Schaerer from Microsoft:

Microsoft and Brescia House School in Johannesburg are excited to invite you to code and create with us at the Youth Spark Live Event in Johannesburg this week!

As the Education Teacher Engagement Manager at Microsoft, I would like to invite your school to join other young people from around the region for the two-day YouthSpark Live event taking place this week. Microsoft SA would be honoured to include you in this event. We hope you can join us for what promises to be an exciting and inspiring two days. Coding is creative! Imagine,have fun, and be creative in a whole new way!

What is Youth Spark?

YouthSpark Live, is a global community enabling youth
to collaborate, inspire and support each other while using technology to spark

Where and when?

Venue: Brescia
House School, 14 Sloane Street, Bryanston, JHB

Parking: Parking is available in the
Bryanston Catholic Church Parkade 18 Sloane Street, Bryanston. The Church
Parkade is accessed through the Sloane Shopping Centre, and has a back
pedestrian gate into the school grounds. There will be direction signs that
point from the Parkade to the School’s St Ursula’s Resource Centre.

Date:    23rd
& 24th June 2017

Time:    Friday, 23
June 2017: 13h00 – 18h00

             Saturday, 24
June 2017: 09h00 – 15h10

What is the agenda?

DAY 1: Friday 23rd June

Guest arrival

Welcome remarks and Content review introduction

Panel discussion – Career in IT

Group photo

Late lunch and networking

Icebreaker activity

Computer Science Unplugged Activity

Minecraft Hour of Code Activity

Closing and departure

DAY 2: Saturday 24th June


Welcome remarks

YouthSpark Hub and SMART goals

Minecraft Training

Using Minecraft to address South Africa challenges

Lunch and networking

Modelling solutions in Minecraft

Group sharing

How many can come?

The requirements are:

20 learners per school

Grades 10 & 11 (learners who’ve shown interest in careers in IT)

*All equipment will be provided         


How do I register?

To register, click here.

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