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Girls Get Coding

Taking coding skills to parliament

By PICTFOR

Project URL: makeithappy.cc4g.net
Project Twitter: @GirlsGetCoding

  • Education
  • Physical Computing

Girls Get Coding gave over 100 girls aged 9–12 from across the UK a chance to showcase their technology skills to MPs and parliamentarians on a fully funded trip to Westminster.

The event, organised by e-skills UK and PICTFOR, the Parliamentary Internet Communications and Technology Forum, saw schoolgirls from 40 schools around the country teach MPs how to code a computer game, before being presented with a certificate of achievement. 

Girls Get Coding is part of Government and industry’s ‘Your Life’ campaign, which aims to increase the number of students studying STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects by 50% over the next three years. With the growing need to improve female representation in the tech sector, Girls Get Coding is giving girls the chance to be inspired by the opportunities opened up by computer coding.

Last updated: 23rd of June, 2014

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