WANdisco founder sets up school pro­gramme

Yorkshire Post - Business - - FRONT PAGE -

A com­puter sci­ence course for state school pupils has been launched by the fam­ily of WANdisco founder David Richards.

Against the back­drop of ed­u­ca­tion fund­ing chal­lenges and skills short­ages in the tech sec­tor, the David and Jane Richards Fam­ily Foun­da­tion has launched the new course for Year 9s which it hopes will trans­form the way com­puter sci­ence is taught in class­rooms.

Around 50 pupils have started the course at Sh­effield’s Tap­ton School, the first in­sti­tu­tion to work with the foun­da­tion.

David and his wife, Jane, launched the UK char­ity to en­cour­age young peo­ple to ful­fil their po­ten­tial and in­spire the next gen­er­a­tion of UK tech­nol­ogy en­trepreneurs.

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