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Secondary schools to join Camden’s coding revolution

PUBLISHED: 13:00 22 March 2014

Children at all Camden primary schools are already being taught how to code. Picture: Nigel Sutton

Children at all Camden primary schools are already being taught how to code. Picture: Nigel Sutton

© Nigel Sutton email pictures@nigelsuttonphotography.com

Secondary school students in Camden are to follow primary pupils and take lessons in coding, programming and robotics.

They will learn how to write code for computer programs and work with robots in all nine council-run secondary schools.

The classes are run by Islington training provider Film and Video Workshop.

Last year, the council introduced after-school coding clubs for children in all 43 of its primary schools.

Cllr Theo Blackwell, cabinet member for finance, said: “We need to start children early to get them excited by the new computing curriculum. We are doing that here in Camden by enabling children in primary and secondary schools to experiment with coding, manipulating robots and mini-computers, as well as multi-media applications, so they can see the practical uses of computer programming in daily life.”


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