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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.
Since PlayStation joined as the programme’s headline partner in 2016, enabling expansion of the programme throughout the UK, Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) has continued to grow; most recently acquiring two schools in different pockets of the UK, De La Salle College in Belfast and Millais School in Horsham.
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.
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 inaugural Digital Schoolhouse eSports Tournament kicked off in January with approx. 400 students taking part from four different Digital Schoolhouses across the country. Our first regional finalists to be announced were team LAT from Shire Oak Academy. They will be joined by three other teams representing Gilredge House School, St John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy and New College.
Games engage and excite students in a way that few other topics can. It's why so many teachers ensure that games development is attempted at least once during each key stage. Using the medium of games we can bring together all the different strands of computing and combine it with artistic creativity and fun.
"...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.