Broadland High School, Hoveton, has been awarded a £1000 BCS Education Bursary to promote the importance of computer science as an academic discipline. In total, £30,000 was awarded to 31 different educational institutions out of more than 200 which applied for funding for their computing-related projects.
Dr Bill Mitchell, Director BCS Academy of Computing, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, says: “It is with great pleasure that the Institute makes the bursary awards. We had over 200 applications for bursary funding so to be awarded one is no mean feat. We are now looking forward to following the progress of each of the successful projects and sharing their experience to inspire others.”
Carol Dallas, Head of Broadland High School, explains: “We are delighted to have been awarded a BCS Education Bursary from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. The school will be looking to help introduce computer programming into our primary feeder schools.”
Jim Fletcher Head of ICT explains: “We are delighted to have been awarded a BCS Education Bursary from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. We will be working with our partner schools in the cluster to train teachers and introduce schemes of work in computer programming, initially for year 5 and 6 pupils.”
The school will make all their training materials and resulting schemes of work to their cluster schools and other schools working with Computing At School.