MP visits Trailblazing School during National Programming for Primaries Awareness Week

Children from Yardley Wood Community Primary School were among the first in the country to take part in the Programming for Primaries Awareness Week.

 

Pupils attended a special workshop run by local technology education specialists ComputerXplorers where children learnt how to design and programme their own computer game. The initiative is part of raising awareness of the new computing curriculum for Primary Schools being rolled out in September 2014.

 

Steve McCabe MP said: “It was great to see the pupils at Yardley Wood Primary School getting involved with the computing workshop, there were lots of enthusiastic gamers in the class excited to design their own video game. The IT Industry in Britain is huge so it is really important that children are learning vital skills like computing from an early age.”

 

Ms Jacintha Smith, ICT Leader at Yardley Wood Primary School said: “We are delighted to lead the way in programming and coding and to be amongst the first schools to take part in the inaugural Programming for Primaries Week.  We are already well prepared for the introduction of the new computing curriculum and welcome the opportunity to give the children a taste of things to come from recognised specialists in this field.”

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