Local teacher partners with national educator to provide digital workshops to Liverpool primary schools

A local teacher and tech enthusiast has teamed up with a national Coding and Computer educator to provide invaluable digital workshops to Primary Schools across Liverpool.

Jam Coding was established in 2014 to deliver inspirational computing workshops and engage young people in a meaningful digital education journey.

The company is now one of the largest educators in the UK with over 200 specially trained Code Coaches working from Aberdeen to Dover.

By introducing learners to computational concepts in a fun setting, Jam Coding believes they can help children develop an understanding of otherwise complex concepts, as well as the desire to keep learning.

Lisa Brennan

Lisa Brennan of Jam Coding Liverpool said, “I’ve been living in Liverpool for well over a decade now, and I can confidently say that it is a uniquely wonderful city. It is friendly and vibrant, with a wonderful cultural life.

“It’s also a hub for computer, gaming and digital companies, with a large number of them based in Liverpool. On the other hand, it has one of the highest levels of socio-economic deprivation in England. I want to ensure that we’re tapping into all of our native talent in Liverpool by working to bring digital literacy to as many young people as possible, so they can reach their potential.”

Roger Grogan, CEO and Founder commented, “In 2021 the BBC reported that the UK is heading towards a catastrophic digital skills shortage disaster, with the number of young people taking IT subjects having dropped by 40% since 2015.

“This is something we have been discussing for years but the need for a service like ours is now more apparent than ever. It is clear that children are disengaged with the subject. The national curriculum is outdated and often not challenging enough, and most schools lack the resources to deliver it to its full potential.

“A huge number of children also lack the resources at home, meaning they are falling behind their peers and missing out on opportunities both now and in their futures. Put simply we believe that proper digital skills are life skills. That’s where Jam Coding comes in.

“We take all our own equipment to the school to deliver our workshops, whilst educating our learners about the different jobs they can do with the right digital skills and of course having lots of fun in the process.”

Lisa added, “I’ve been teaching for nearly 20 years and I’ve seen first-hand how quickly technology is advancing and changing the landscape of learning.

“As a parent as well as a teacher I can see how vital digital literacy, computing and coding skills will be for the next generation.”

Jam Coding delivers after-school clubs, curriculum sessions and one-off workshops in schools helping them to maximise their computing provision. It is also passionate about keeping young people safe and offer Digital Safety and Citizenship sessions to children from as young as 4.

To work with Jam Coding Liverpool in any capacity, call +44 (0) 1254 480 470 or visit their website for more information.

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