This week saw the launch of Digital Schoolhouse in academic instiutions across the UK for the new school year. We chose to focus upon the ‘buzzworthy’ topic of e-safety; an issue that remains ever topical for the video games industry. The importance of discussing the theme of e-safety stems from the fact that it lies at the core of the continuing attempt to strike a balance between the government’s desire to both make the UK the best digital economy in the world, while also making the UK a safe place to live, work and play.
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.
We are pleased to announce the launch of four brand new workshops. The new materials uniquely combine a range of innovative resources to enable teachers to easily deliver the new computing curriculum.
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.