MP GETS CODING AT GIRLS GET CODING EVENT
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MP GETS CODING AT GIRLS GET CODING EVENT

Pupils from across the country were given the opportunity to show off their skills at the Girls Get Coding event in the House of Commons earlier this month. Local MP, Sir Peter Luff attended the event and was shown new computer coding skills that are now being taught in schools.

The event was organised by PICTFOR, the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum in conjunction with e-skills UK and gave MPs the opportunity to learn the basics of coding and to see for themselves what a vital skill this is in today’s world.

Sir Peter said,

“It is so important that all school students learn computer programming and this event was a great opportunity for me to show me the basics.

“The pupils that taught me were full of enthusiasm and made excellent teachers.

“We have a serious shortage of people with these vital computer coding skills, and in particular a lack of girls, so it was great to see so many girls so passionate about coding.

“I hope that more and more pupils will learn coding at school and then go on to use these skills in the future and plug the skills gap that we currently have in this country.”

Girls Get Coding is generously supported by the Institution of Engineering and Technology and forms part of the government's Your Life campaign to encourage more young people, and girls in particular, to consider careers in science and technology.


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