Digital Schoolhouse is an industry initiative to support schools and is sponsored by global computing companies including PlayStation®, Electronic Arts, SEGA, Ubisoft and Outright Games.
Its primary aim is to encourage young people into computer science, and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai staff will aim to do this by teaching school children in a fun, engaging and informative way using state-of-the-art equipment – either in the pupils’ own classrooms or on a college campus. The ingenious computing workshops are aimed at schools across the length and breadth of the UK.
Digital Schoolhouse together with Nintendo UK, uses a unique approach to play-based learning through innovative activities, to engage the next generation of pupils and teachers with the computing curriculum. Underpinned by evidence-based research, and combined with groundbreaking careers education, the programme successfully bridges the gap between education and industry.
BAFTA-winning Coleg Llandrillo Games Development tutor Rob Griffiths said: “We have all the specialist kit to aid children with their learning. We can deliver the training to primary or secondary school children in their own schools or here at college on a flexible basis. We can contribute to their curriculum development in a matter of only a few months. The initiative will also help to cement the college’s already impressive links with industry.”
Digital Schoolhouse is delivered by the UK games industry trade body Ukie and is backed by the video games industry and government.