Kids to be taught to code from age 5 in Eng & Wales - we need this urgently for schools in NI http://t.co/ZFaAEFo9iM
— Jenni Porter (@jenporterhall) January 24, 2014
Eleanor Mills (@EleanorMills) wrote in The Sunday Times here, 'This mum says: Here’s looking at you, code.' She said: "As more IT jobs go unfilled, the government has put coding on the curriculum. Parents should get techy too: after only a day’s tuition I built my own app."
HOWEVER. Coding is not being put on the curriculum in Northern Ireland. Nor is it being put on the curriculum in Wales! AS Jenni Porter said, we all need this urgently now.
@brianjohnspencr England only at present cc @DrTomCrick @Lottiedexter @BBCRadio4
— Miles Berry (@mberry) February 6, 2014
@brianjohnspencr Scotland has 'computing education' already, which includes programming from c age 7, I think. Wales set to improve soon.
— Miles Berry (@mberry) February 10, 2014