In the last four years, the Department for Education [DfE] in the UK does not appear to be against the teaching of cryptocurrency in schools, but has no immediate intention of teaching the field within schools. Some schools in the global north such as the U.S, have embraced the teaching of cryptocurrency in high schools.  In the UK, supplementary schools, extracurricular programmes and holiday workshops have been teaching cryptocurrency to young people for several years. Many combine the teaching of digital currencies with other STEM advancements. One such company is Young People Aspire Higher (YPAH).

YPAH will be running a series of online STEM orientated workshops for secondary school age young people in July and August. Each series of workshops will last for three days.

The first series of workshops will commence on Monday 25th July- Wednesday 27th July from 10:00 – 14:30 BST. The theme will be ‘How Science Works’. Students will learn data, graphics and experimental design. Collaborative work will be in the form of group work and presentations. Throughout the three-day sessions there will be practical exam questions.

 Additionally, YPAH will ran a three-day session ‘Organ Medicine’  which will start on Wednesday 3rd of August from 10:00am – 14:30 BST and will continue until Friday 5th of August. Sessions will be engaging and practical. Students can expect to learn about the heart and lungs, make models and experience the dissection of organs.

Content in the ‘How Science Works’ and ‘Organ Medicine’ workshops will focus on Key Stage 3 (6, 7 and 8th grade in the U.S) material. Curious Year 6 (5th Grade in the U.S) students are welcome to participate in the sessions alongside older students in Year 9 (8th Grade in the U.S) who have started relevant GCSE syllabuses are encouraged to participate in the workshops.

The final workshop ‘Blockchain, Crypto and Non-fungible token (NFT) Course’ will begin on Monday 9th of August – Wednesday 10th of August from 10:00 – 14:30 BST. The workshop will provide an introduction into the world of blockchain technology, cryptocurrencies and metaverse. Students will learn how NFT’s operate and will have the opportunity to build their own NFT collection. Students must be at least 12 years old to join these sessions and the upper age limit will be 16 years old.

To book onto any of the workshops, visit: YPAH

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