FCO・OP holds "Parent-Child Programming Workshop"


On January 9, 2023, a parent-child programming workshop was held at FCO・OP's Dazaifu branch office. The instructors were two FCO・OP staff in charge of member activities and Mr. KONO Takeru, a junior high school student. Including staff of FCO・OP, a total of 17 people, 7 children and 10 adults, participated in the event.


Since many of the children were experiencing programming for the first time, they were first given an easy-to-understand explanation of what they were required to do followed by the flow of study. Then, through hands-on experience, they learned how to set goals to realize what they wanted to achieve.

There was a section for drone programming where the children learned how to operate a computer to send instructions to a drone. They enjoyed watching the drone move the way they wanted, such as taking off, landing, stopping, back and forth, left, and right, up and down and diagonally.

In addition, the children used cards to issue commands to robots and cars, checked if they move as instructed, and redid what they did wrong. Through these, the children were able to experience programming while having fun.

<Comments from participants>
  • I like drones. I want to see how far it will go.
  • It was quite difficult, but I felt a sense of accomplishment when I succeeded.
  • It was my first time to see it and I enjoyed the various programs.
  • t was my first time to be involved in programming, and I was amazed at how quickly the children learned!
  • It was fun for adults and children alike.

tags: activity, children, FCO・OP, Programming, technology