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Why teach computing?

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Do you remember computer lessons?  Depending on when you were at school, you might have been learning Microsoft Office, playing games on the old BBC Micro or commanding the primitive Turtle robot.

Well, in the last couple of years, computing in schools has changed a lot, and for good reason.

 

Think about all the computers that you come into contact with each day - smartphones, tablets, laptops, games consoles, bank ATMs, even road traffic lights! They're absolutely everywhere. You're using one right now.

Everything on these computers must have been made by someone, programmed by someone.

 

In fact, programming is one of our biggest industries.  Even if we just look at videogames; Did you know, for instance, that there are over 1900 videogame companies in the UK exporting over £2bn of product every year.

There's hardly any place of employment without some kind of computer network or online presence. The world is digital and it's clear that a child literate in computer coding will definitely have an edge in the job market.

 

At Morland, we take computing very seriously. We have a dedicated teacher for the subject and the children learn to program when they're as young as 5! Now, since programming is essentially logic and logic works the same no matter what you're programming, we do tend towards building games (because they're fun!).

In this part of the website, you'll be able to see, and play, the children's own efforts.

 

Have fun!

 

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