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!

HOMESCHOOLING 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.

Register now to attend one of our in-person coding clubs!

CoderDojo Coding Club

  • Every Monday for 6 weeks;
  • May 9th - June 13th
  • 2 sessions to choose from:
  • 4pm – 5:15pm
  • 5:30pm - 6:45pm
  • Primary and Secondary School Students/Mixed Ages

Don't just play games, build your own!

Our CoderDojo Coding Club is a club for girls and boys to learn how to create technology and develop digital skills! Learn how to build your own technology in an informal, creative, and social environment. Code your own online games, create your own fitness tracker, learn how to build goal-line technology, share secret coded messages with your friends, and programme a team of robots to play football!

Code video games!
Program micro:bits!
Control robots!
Build websites!

All equipment is provided, instructions will be easy-to-follow and no previous experience is necessary!

Register for 4pm session HERE
Register for 5:30pm session HERE

 

 

Gaming for Good - Girls Edition

  • For girls in S1 - S3 (this is the age range the club is targeted for, but it is open to girls of all ages)
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022 - Tuesday 21st June 2022.
  • Once a week for 8 weeks, in person at Tynecastle Park, from 4.30pm-6pm.
  • No previous experience in coding is needed

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 firsthand 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!

More info and registration HERE

*While all our clubs are LGBTQIA+ friendly, this club is specifically designed to provide a more comfortable space for girls and anyone identifying as non-binary.

 

 

COMING SOON

The Robotics Club with Robotical

Date & Time TBC

For girls and boys aged 7-17

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.