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More than half of West Midlands Schools Boosted by BT's Tech Literacy Programme reveals CEO during visit to Birmingham

More than half of West Midlands Schools Boosted by BT's Tech Literacy Programme reveals CEO during visit to Birmingham

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2018 15:18 BST

BT’s chief executive praised the “achievement” of a Tech Literacy campaign during a visit to one of the participating schools in North Birmingham and called for even more schools and community helpers to get involved to help them reach even more. More than half of the 1,800 primary schools in the West Midlands Combined Authority area have benefitted from the Barefoot Computing Project.

Renfrewshire schools coding clubs get a digital boost from BT

Renfrewshire schools coding clubs get a digital boost from BT

Press Releases   •   Mar 29, 2018 10:00 BST

Coding clubs have been launched in more Renfrewshire schools in a bid to interest local pupils in computing careers – and help stem Scotland’s digital skills gap. West College Scotland has scooped a BT-supported grant from digital skills charity Digital Xtra Fund to extend its coding club initiative in Renfrewshire high schools.

NI Sci Tech workshop encourages student innovation

NI Sci Tech workshop encourages student innovation

Press Releases   •   Feb 22, 2018 15:39 GMT

Over 150 students from across Northern Ireland took part in a day of design and problem-solving activities - organised by CCEA and BT. The Sci Tech workshop at Stranmillis University College was designed to develop their interest in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and encourage more NI schools to take part in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition.

Barefoot Computing project reaches half of Scottish schools in first year

Barefoot Computing project reaches half of Scottish schools in first year

Press Releases   •   Jan 23, 2018 10:00 GMT

Half of Scottish primary schools have signed up to an initiative to boost tech literacy in the classroom in its first year – and today a campaign was launched to reach the rest. In the year since its launch, volunteers have delivered 210 free Barefoot Computing workshops to 3,000 teachers across Scotland, reaching around 82,000 Scottish school children.