Julian Gets Coding with a lesson from youngsters

Cambridge youngsters took time out of their classes to give MP Julian Huppert a lesson in computer programming.

The girls, from St Alban’s Catholic Primary School in Lensfield Road were in Westminster to take part in an event to encourage young people, particularly girls, to learn the basics of computer coding.

Organised by PICTFOR, the Parliamentary Internet, Communications and Technology Forum and run in conjunction with e-skills UK, Girls Get Coding brought together more than a hundred girls from across the country.

Julian, who was presented a certificate with the wording “I Learnt to Code”, said: “It was great to share some time with the girls. They were so enthusiastic and made excellent teachers.

“It’s so important to encourage girls to make the most of technology. Learning basic programming at such a young age opens so many doors and maybe some might go on to consider careers in science and technology.”

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