Girls are logging-off of computing subjects in the UK… Some thoughts as to why, and how we can all help to change attitudes and increase engagement!

When we visit schools to run our Coding Workshops or when I present at TeenTech events, I’m always struck by how universally enjoyed they are, and how excited all the pupils get about spending the day building some cool apps and games. I see them playing their games over break and lunch, showing their creations off to their friends. I put this engagement down to how inclusive the subject matter (apps, games, and devices) is. At the start of each session, I ask the students about the technology and the devices, apps and games they use. I’ve never seen...

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