Children from North Wales schools, including Ewloe Green Primary School, had the chance to design their own computer games and webpages at a CoderDojo event hosted by Hays Information Technology at MoneySuperMarket’s Head Office in Ewloe.
25 local school children spent the day learning the basics of computer programming. After their lesson in coding, the children were given the chance to create their own games with guidance from expert mentors from MoneySuperMarket and CoderDojo.
Tim Jones, Chief Information Officer from MoneySuperMarket said: “It’s great that MoneySuperMarket was able to be involved in a project that provides this kind of opportunity to children in the local area. I hope that engaging with such young people to introduce the idea of creating things with computers rather than just consuming the work of others might mean they were more likely to consider further study of computer science or engineering as they get older. Ideally they get to appreciate how creative a profession it is and go on to choose a career in it. The more talented people there are working in the IT and Digital sector the better for companies like ours and the British economy as a whole. Technology is a huge part of our business and it’d be great to have up and coming talent we can support on our doorstep.”
CoderDojo is a not for profit organisation with its origins in a school computer club in Cork, and Dojos now take place from Dublin to London, from Tokyo to New York.
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