Swanley youngsters become techno wizards through computer scheme

This Is Local London: Programming for Primaries Awareness Week runs until March 30 Programming for Primaries Awareness Week runs until March 30

Swanley schoolchildren could become the new Mark Zuckerbergs as they take part in the first ever Programming for Primaries Awareness Week.

The week-long scheme is designed to raise awareness of boosting children’s computer skills and help them create their own video game.

Crockenhill Primary School, based in The Green, is taking part in the project which runs until Sunday (March 30).

It is hoped the free workshop will demystify the computing curriculum and give them hands on programming experience.

Technology education network ComputerXplorers has already worked with several schools in the area to help children grasp key computing skills from an early age.

The organisation’s director for Bromley and Dartford Dave Cooper said: "It may be a challenge for non specialist teachers in the primary sector to deliver the new curriculum for computing and know where to go to find resources.

"We know how hard it is for teachers to find time away from school so we are taking these sessions into local schools and look forward to sharing our knowledge and helping them to get ready for September’s computing challenges."

Visit bromleyanddartford.computerxplorers.co.uk

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