Digital Education
Innovation Centre

Digital Education

Sponsored by Baillie Gifford, powered by Dell

The Innovation Centre provides a unique range of Digital Education programmes that inspires young people to develop vital digital skills for the future whilst using technology creatively for a purpose. Working in partnership with delivery partners, schools, and leaders in industry, we use the power and reach of football to attract and engage learners.

We aim to provide a fun environment for young people to explore their interests through hands-on activities such as designing and coding games or building websites or mobile apps that can change and improve our world. We put young people in charge of their learning whilst supporting them along the way to keep creating new challenges to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

All clubs and programmes provided by the Innovation Centre are FREE for girls and boys to attend with instructions and support given by mentors working in industry. No previous experience is required to get started!


Join us for lots of different bite-sized activities that your children can work on from home at their own pace whilst receiving support and guidance from our industry professional mentors. Examples of activities include trying your hand at coding your own animations, exploring the world of cyber security, and putting your typing skills to the test.


Gaming for Good

This club is suitable for all girls & boys in S1-S3

Wednesday 15th September - Wednesday 3rd November

(Our first cohort is fully booked but we will be running the club again in January and April, please email to register your interest)

  • Online 
  • Once a week for 8 weeks, every Wednesday
  • From 4.30-6pm
  • No previous experience is necessary


Take your gaming skills to the next level by designing and building your own video game for good. 

Explore behind the scenes in the gaming industry by seeing first hand how to come up with an idea for a video game and take it all the way to a prototype that you can share with the world.

You will get to explore how we can use video games to solve problems in the world with industry experts supporting you along the way!


Build an App to Combat Climate Change 


This club is suitable for all girls & boys in S1-S2

Tuesday 26th October - Tuesday 14th December

  • Online 
  • Once a week for 8 weeks, every Tuesday
  • From 4.30-6pm
  • No previous experience is necessary

The Earth is now in a period of rapid climate change, with global temperatures rising and we need to act now if we want to slow the speed of climate change and bring it under control.

Join Heart of Midlothian FC as we learn all about climate change and work together to build an app to help save the planet and combat climate change!

We’re looking for a team of enthusiastic climate warriors to join us in our quest to slow climate change - are you ready to take on the challenge!

Register by CLICKING HERE>


Hour of Code (Primary School)

For girls and boys aged 8-11

Every Monday afternoon from 4:00-5:00pm

  • Starting on the 25th October 2021 and running weekly until 13th December 2021
  • Online
  • No previous experience in coding is needed

Join us for this hour of creativity and coding using Scratch and other exciting platforms to code your own animations, games and stories - each week we will have a new theme for you to explore with help from some coding experts! 

Register by CLICKING HERE>


Coming soon

Innovation and Product Design for Girls

Open to all girls in S2-S3

Date to be Announced!

  • Online
  • No previous experience in coding is needed

Are you interested in entrepreneurial thinking? 

Are you looking for unique ways to express your creativity using technology! 

We’ll be working with experts from Imperial College London to explore product design and creativity in this brand new 8 programme! 

Learn, grow, create and finish the course with your own unique prototype - with the potential to launch your product for sale online!







When we return to Tynecastle Park

The CoderDojo Coding Club

Date & Time TBC
For girls and boys in P5-P7

This weekly Club will encourage young people to get hands on with the Microbit, a tiny programmable computer designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun. Attendees learn basic coding skills through lessons and challenges that include designing their very own fitness trackers, stop watches and goal-line technology.


The Robotics Club with Robotical

Date & Time TBC
For girls and boys in P5-P7

This weekly Club will encourage young people to get hands on with Robots and learn basic coding skills. Lessons and challenges include creating their own fitness routine, shooting a music video, robot football and more!




Please email for more information about any of the above programmes, volunteering opportunities or general enquiries.

Our Digital Education Programme is proudly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and powered by Dell.