The Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has kicked off the UK's first inter-school esports competition, which will see over 400 secondary and sixth form students from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in teams to become the winner of the first ever DSH esports tournament.
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"…algorithms through dance, you’re not going to see that in a traditional computer science lesson”
Tony Gilbert, Digital Schoolhouse Lead Teacher, New College
“Every industry now needs programmers…it is changing every industry, so the demand has sky rocketed”
The latest episode of the Digital Schoolhouse’s ‘Talking Digital’ series features games industry pioneers, and founders of Radiant Worlds, The Oliver Twins discussing the digital talent shortage in the UK and why it has never been as important as now to address the skills gap in order to secure the talent pipeline for future generations.
The Digital Schoolhouse is a pioneering programme to inspire and engage pupils and teachers in the new computing curriculum. Its unique approach to embedding computing within schools through a playbased learning model, with workshops designed in partnership with the games industry, has been applauded by educators and industry professionals alike.
Ukie welcomes £5m Mayor of London Digital Skills Fund
The Mayor of London has launched a new £5m programme, which will fund access to digital skills for young people across the Capital, ensuring the future of the London's thriving technology sector. Alongside this programme was the release of the Computing Curriculum Guide, which Ukie are proud to have collaborated with the London Enterprise Panel (LEP) and the Education Foundation thinktank to produce.
Ed Vaizey backs games industry progress
Five years after first speaking to the conference, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey gave a warmly-received keynote address at Develop:Brighton today.
Hailing these "incredibly exciting times" for the UK games industry, after the introduction of Video Games Tax Relief and the reintroduction of computing into the curriculum, the Minister particularly welcomed Ukie's contribution to this ongoing work.
8th July Budget: Ukie calls for talent hub in each regional games cluster and support for exports across country
In advance of the post-election Budget on 8th July video games trade body Ukie is calling on the Government to recognise and support major games clusters across the United Kingdom.
Digital Schoolhouse needs your help to teach Games Design to Primary School Pupils
After the growing success of the Digital Schoolhouse with the current set of resources, it is time to turn our attention to developing a new set of inspirational workshops. And what inspires pupils more than a highly engaging game?
Check out the project's Facebook page to see the kind of approaches to programming the workshops take.