Returning for a second year and with much anticipation, the Digital Schoolhouse National Esports Tournament 2018 has finally kicked off!
The much awaited Royal Society review on the state of computing education in schools was revealed last Friday. “After the Reboot: Computing Education in UK Schools” presents a comprehensive picture of the current delivery of computing and highlights just how far the UK is falling short of its targets.
Digital Schoolhouse is excited to announce its return for a second year, with more than 1,000 pupils across the UK expected to take part.
The tournament, the biggest of its kind in the UK, launches at the end of 2017 with regional heats and the grand final taking place in London as part of the London Games Festival.
Last week, Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) hosted its first Lead Teacher Meeting of the new academic year, bringing together our community of Digital Schoolhouse teachers to harness and grow their programme outreach and development.
Yesterday, Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) announced its brand new RED sponsorship tier at Ukie’s AGM at the EGX 2017 in Birmingham.
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.
"...Can you just press the 'x' button please, I'm getting really tense!!..."
The Educated Bananas, Slumdog Mignolet & the Archbishops of Banterbury are just some of the teams competing in this year’s Digital Schoolhouse eSports tournament.
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.