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Giving children the digital skills they need to succeed


I recently visited an after-school Code Club at Woodstock primary school, in Stocking Farm.

This fantastic project is part of a national network of volunteer led clubs, which was started locally by Abbey Ward Councillor, Vijay Singh Riyait, who is also an IT engineer. He’s been working with teachers at Woodstock and two computing students from De Montfort University to teach children how to make interactive computer games, animations and websites.

The children have fun as they gain new technical knowledge, learn to think creatively, develop their reasoning and work in teams. These are all essential skills which are vital for the world of work. I wrote my recent Leicester Mercury column about skills for the future, which you can read here.

If you know your way around a computer and would be willing to volunteer to help run a Coding Club in a school near you, I’d strongly encourage you to find out more by clicking here.