This week Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) kickstarted the new academic year with a bang at the Ukie offices in Central London.
‘Back 2 School’ with Digital Schoolhouse celebrated the announcement of new sponsors SEGA and Warwickshire County Council, alongside a panel discussion tackling how the creative industries and education sectors could address the digital skills gap together. Following the ‘grown-up’ panel chaired by Ed Dorrell (Head of Content, Tes), Key Stage 3 pupils were also brought on stage to discuss their perspective on the subject.
Our initial funding from the Mayor of London’s, London Schools Excellence Fund enabled us to deliver a London-based programme of activity that supported 9,000 pupils and 1,000 teachers across 127 schools. 100% of participating teachers both running and attending workshops said that they improved knowledge and confidence in teaching computing, and schools reported that Digital Schoolhouse workshops significantly raised educational attainment amongst participating children – equally across boys and girls.
Thursday 25th September saw the launch of the Digital Schoolhouse project at Ukie’s AGM held at the EGX Expo in Earls Court. This date also saw the preview of the new Digital Schoolhouse website and Facebook page.
Pilot sessions have already been running in our Digital Schoolhouses and bookings are beginning to flood in, with some schools already almost fully booked for the next few months.