Digital skills

New loan scheme gives more children access to computer programming kits

Children in primary and secondary schools across England can access the latest technology to learn how to control objects by computers, thanks to a new initiative from the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) and its supporters. Teachers can now borrow classroom technology kits which enable them to teach innovative …

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Education Scotland Strategic Director joins Digital Schools Awards Scotland

Digital Schools Awards Scotland has expanded its team with the appointment of Alan Armstrong, former Strategic Director of Education Scotland, who will help guide and implement the ongoing strategy to promote digital innovation and learning in Scotland. Armstrong, who retired from Education Scotland in April 2021 after a 40-year career …

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New class resources will help empower young people to take control of their online privacy

The UK’s data protection regulator is helping children and young people understand the power of their personal data as they learn, play and socialise online. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a suite of lesson plans and worksheets aimed at teaching primary and secondary school pupils how to protect …

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Dunblane student selected for engineering excellence scholarship

Dunblane High School student Jessica Francis has been selected for the prestigious national Arkwright Engineering Scholarship due to her outstanding abilities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). With a love of coding, sixteen-year old Jessica started to teach herself to code when she was just seven using the Scratch …

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£3m training boost for Sunderland College

World-class facilities that will deliver ‘unparalleled learning opportunities’ for North East students are set to move forward, after a successful £3m bid to Government. Sunderland College will be rolling out prestigious new T Levels from a new cutting-edge immersive environment, after the Government confirmed it will fund the transformation of …

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Premier League and Internet Matters to help young people tackle challenges they face online

Internet Matters is working alongside the Premier League to equip children and young people with the skills they need to navigate their online world safely and responsibly. Internet Matters is the industry collective which inspires leading organisations to create a future where children and young people are prepared to benefit …

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Stockport student wins Rise Up 2020 for plantable chocolate wrapper that grows into flowers

Layla Assi (aged 16) from Stockport, Greater Manchester, studying at Southport College, Merseyside, has been named the winner of “Best Campaign” in advertising and digital skills competition, Rise Up 2020. Part of The Code from global advertising, marketing and digital agency, Dentsu, Rise Up 2020 challenged young people from diverse …

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Education Select Committee Chair hails Ron Dearing UTC as flagship for future of learning

A leading education expert has hailed Ron Dearing University Technical College (UTC) as a flagship school and praised staff for transforming the lives of students. Robert Halfon, Chair of the Education Select Committee and Conservative MP for Harlow in Essex, took time out from his Parliamentary roles to visit Hull’s …

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