Powys City School students boost their computer skills with a coding lesson

Students at the Montgomery School regularly attended coding sessions with Barclays Digital Eagles, writes 6th grader Lacey Evans.

At their meeting, we each have a laptop and a live video will be shown on the screen. We all log into Scratch by carefully following their tutorial.

Barclays talks about the scratch project and if you get stuck they will slow down and let you catch up.

Everyone in the class really loves it when we learn to code with Barclays. We learned both complex and simple coding chains on Scratch, from using the pen function to creating fun games.

The coding course is live, or you can catch up on their website.

It is also great to do Barclays coding projects with many other schools across the country, especially designing a playground project for Safe Internet Day 2022.

Jenny from Year 6 said: “Barclays tutorials are easy to follow with outstanding results. They also help children develop good ICT skills.

Year 5’s Connor said, “It was fun and interesting and I learned a lot of coding skills.”

Made in Monty’s permanent home at the City Institute

After appearing in the institute on Arthur Street as Christmas approached, Made in Monty had the pleasure of announcing that the boutique will definitely open in the same location from Monday 11 April.

Val Padbury and her husband, artist Richard, who was a stage artist at the Royal Shakespeare Theater for over 30 years, both make jewelery and create original artwork and crafts.

Val makes a wide variety of unusual items including Christmas decorations and decorative burlap bags.

Val said: “We are so excited. We will be selling our own original artwork, sheep themed decorative items, eco-friendly burlap shopper with fun designs, and self-made jewelry. In addition, we have leather goods, scarves and gift ideas from other selected suppliers.

“During lockdown we have developed new jewelry designs, as well as additional designs in our selection of burlap bags, adding a fish and bunnies along with others.

“We have enjoyed our pop-up shops at the Old Bell Gallery over the years, and at the institute more recently, and are delighted to make a permanent home for our shop in Montgomery. We are waiting for it with great impatience. »

The store will be open Monday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Montgomery Library is due to reopen in the institute building in the coming weeks, having moved to what was the old reading room and retaining a similar amount of shelf space.

The Cloverlands Car Museum having moved to Llanfair Caereinion, and once the current refurbishment is complete the institute will have another room available for community events.

Easter Egg Trail offers family fun

An Easter Egg Trail for children and families will take place in Montgomery from April 8-26.

Pick up a card for £2 from Bunners on Arthurs Street or Spar on Broad Street, and follow the path around town to find the letters and create an Easter word.

Once you complete the course and the word, you can collect a chocolate reward from Bunners or Spar.

Children must be accompanied by an adult to follow and complete the course.

All proceeds from the Easter Egg Trail will go to the Friends of Montgomery School, which is currently fundraising to support the school and its learners, including computer equipment, food technology equipment and forest school resources.

Friends of the School would like to thank individuals and businesses, including Tesco Community Champions, for their kind donations.

Explore Monty with newly launched trail guide

With the arrival of spring and the Easter holidays approaching, why not take the opportunity to take a walk or bike ride through our beautiful city and countryside of Montgomery with Montgomery Trails?

With five circular walking trails, four biking trails and two city quiz trails, the whole family can enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Trail leaflets are available from various outlets around town or you can download them from www.montgomery-trails.co.uk.

Walkers welcome Montgomery, in association with the Tanat Valley Bus Company, the Welsh Government and PAVO, have introduced ‘bus out, walk back’ walks which you can find at www.montgomery-waw.org. uk/walkers/walks/

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