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!

HOME SCHOOLING SUPPORT CLUBS

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.

DIGITAL ATHLETES FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL

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DIGITAL CHAMPIONS FOR SECONDARY SCHOOL 

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BUILD YOUR OWN ONLINE SHOP

Tuesday 16th February – Tuesday 30th March

4.30 – 5.30pm

For girls and boys in S2-S5

 How would you like to learn how to build your very own online shop?

This exciting 7-week club will show you exactly how to do that and the great thing is, you don’t even have to code your website! No coding skills are required, only a desire to learn new digital skills and explore your inner entrepreneur. We will take you from beginner to online shop owner in super quick time. This is a great opportunity to turn your hobby into your very own online business.

 

 

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CREATE AN APP TO SAVE THE WORLD

Wednesday 17th February – Wednesday 21st April

4.30 – 6pm

For girls in S1 – S3

Build new skills in app design and development to solve a problem that affects the world’s people and planet. Research and learn how to design and build your own mobile app prototypes in small groups. With expert mentors supporting you along the way, you will get a chance to meet people working in the digital industry who will help you discover new skills and interests. Present your prototype to our panel of ‘dragons’ and enter a UK wide competition for the chance to get your app published!

 

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DIGITAL CHAMPIONS: COOLEST PROJECTS

Meeting every Friday during term time

4-5.30pm

For girls and boys in S1 - S6

Technology is all around us

From robots being used to help us do our laundry to being able to stay in touch with friends and family worldwide, the opportunities are endless. Meet weekly to catch up with group members and mentors who can help you plan, design, and build your own projects and creations. Ask industry experts about the future of technology in their field and learn more about how we can change the world using digital.

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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 digitaleducation@homplc.co.uk 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.