WORDS NICOLA FOLEY
From classrooms to coding camps to the Raspberry Pi, we discover how Cambridge is engaging kids in computing
s digital technologies continue to transform almost every aspect of our lives,
education in computing grapples to keep up. Despite a shake-up of the curriculum and significant government investment, education in the broad subject – covering computer science, digital literacy and information technology (IT), remains “patchy and fragile” at best in the UK, according to a 2019 report by the Royal Society. This presents myriad problems. Not only do pupils need a solid education in computing to keep up with the pace of technological change, and go on to be well-informed, safe and successful citizens in a computer- driven society – we need young people with computing expertise and enthusiasm to fill the pipeline with the next generation of tech talent.
IMAGES From robotics to coding a Raspberry Pi, learning about computing is an important part of children’s education
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