Foxcroft School is inviting all middle school girls to take part in its free Jump into Game Design computer coding event Friday, Sept. 30.
The all-girls private school is hosting the coding workshop as a chance to get girls excited about pursuing careers in science, math, engineering and technology.
Participants will create the entire Frogger arcade game in a 3D gaming environment using a laptop and an online tool called AgentCubes, with a little guidance from Foxcroft students and teachers. At the end of the four-hour program—which includes a pizza dinner, prizes, and discussion time—each girl will leave with a working game of Frogger to share with family and friends.
“The evening will help girls overcome any fears or reticence they may have about programming, and realize that programming is really just logical steps towards a solution. They can take their working game back to their families and friends to help spread the excitement and fun,” stated Foxcroft STEM Department Chair Maria Evans, who is organizing the event along with former Math Department Chair Susan Erba.
No coding experience is necessary but participants are asked to bring laptops from home. The event will be held in Foxcroft School’s Athletic/Student Center, at 22407 Foxhound Lane near Middleburg. Space is limited. Students are asked to RSVP to Assistant Director of Admissions Tracey Bigelow at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-687-4342.