Gamewagon CEO John Lilley is helping junior schools across London to teach children valuable computer science skills using video games as a fun focus.
“When I was at school I was lucky enough to learn to code. I was part of the personal computer revolution and cut my teeth writing code on the ZX Spectrum and BBC Micro.
This is something that kids today have missed out on, they are great users of technology but do they know how to create their own apps or programs?”
Said Mr Lilley. Kids love video games and using coding programs like scratch to introduce programming concepts like variables, loops, conditional statements and algorithms gives students a foundation of knowledge that will carry them forward without fear.
Gamewagon developed the Junior Game Creators after school coding club to support the national curriculum by giving primary school children the confidence and enthusiasm for computer science. John Lilley went on to say;
“In the same way that learning to read opens up a wider opportunity to learn. So does learning to code. I did not become a computer programmer but the creative thinking skills I learnt in my school days helped me understand what was possible [with technology] and drove my thirst to use applications effectively in business.”
To learn more visit the Junior Game Creators web site – www.juniorgamecreators.co.uk