Schools aimto boost techskills
Schools in Rutherglen and Cambuslang are among those to have signed up to an initiative that aims to boost tech literacy in the classroom.
The Barefoot Computing Project works with primary teachers to help them develop the confidence, knowledge and skills they need to teach computer science.
Figures show that 51 per cent of South Lanarkshire primary schools have joined.
Supported by Education Scotland and led by BT in Scotland with BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the programme provides free workshops and resources for teachers.
Alan Armstrong, strategic director at Education Scotland, said: “It is estimated that around 90 per cent of jobs across the UK require an element of digital skills. As time goes on and technology becomes more prevalent, that figure is likely to increase.”
To register with the programme, schools need to go to barefootcas.org.uk.