Neueda celebrates Code Club students at Blythefield and St Malachy’s primary schools

  • The amazing work of pupils at Blythefield and St Malachy’s primary schools were celebrated this week by local tech form Neueda as part of its Neueda Code Club.

    In today's tech industry, all of Northern Ireland's most forward-thinking companies are investing in the education of students through schemes involving the universities and schools. Neueda's Code Club is one such scheme, running as a 40-week class designed to give school students an introduction to coding and technology and to help foster an interest in the subject.

    The Code Club programme was launched by Neueda back in 2015 and is delivered by its own engineers in partnership with teachers, and the primary 6 and 7 pupils at St Malachy's and Blythefield have been really engaging with scheme this year. Neueda celebrated their work yesterday at a showcase held at Digital DNA, Northern Ireland's largest tech conference and exhibition.

    Neueda's Head of People and Culture, Lisa Sweeney, spoke enthusiastically about the great work the students did as part of the Code Camp: "The young people from Blythefield and St Malachy’s really embraced Code Club, engaging positively with our staff, tackling tasks head on and learning quickly. The pupils and teachers alike can be commended for their great input to the programme."

    Sweeney likened the scheme to the Youth Academies that sports teams run on a regular basis, which not only help develop tomorrow's talent but also improve the sport worldwide. "The same approach can and should be applied within the tech sector. We invest as much time into finding, nurturing and supporting young talent as we can, in the hope that the next generation will go on to pursue a tech-based career in whichever sector they choose. That may not necessarily mean they come to work for Neueda one day, but it will improve the overall skillset of the sector – which is a win-win for everyone."

    Source: Written based on press release

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