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!

 

 

 

THE DIGITAL CAREERS CLUB

Thursday 8th October – Thursday 17th December

4.30 – 6pm

Ages 16 – 24

 

Explore the digital world of careers and hear personal and professional stories from industry experts. With workshops from agencies and employers, you will discover how your skills and interests can lead you towards exploring your options in work and education.

 

Register HERE

 

 

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BUILD YOUR OWN ONLINE SHOP

Tuesday 27th October – Tuesday 8th December

4.30 – 5.30pm

For girls and boys in S2-S5

 

From Amazon to High Street retailers, the internet is full of online shops. A quick search in Google and you will be spoiled for choice with products, discounts and brands.

 

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.

 

 

Register HERE

 

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CREATE AN APP TO SAVE THE WORLD

Wednesday 28th October – Wednesday 16th December

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.

 

You will get the opportunity to present your prototype in teams to our panel of ‘dragons’ and enter a UK wide competition for the chance to get your app published!

 

You will build valuable skills for any future career;

Planning - Presenting

Influencing - Problem-Solving

Communication – Creativity

 

 

Register HERE

 

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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.