Academy encouraging girls to study computer science

The Belvedere Academy students have been lucky enough to find out more about working in the tech industry through an exciting enrichment programme.

Head of IT and computer science, Miss Foster, was approached by the founders of ‘Innovate Her’ to launch their programme in a school for the first time. The programme involved eight two hour sessions after school during which the students met and worked with staff from Shop Direct and Alder Hey’s Innovation Centre.

The 22 girls involved from across Year 8 to Year 13 had the chance to experience at first-hand how technology is revolutionising the face of the medical world.

Miss Foster, said: “Our students are motivated by the inspirational ‘Women in Tech’ they hear about in lessons and my colleague Mrs Brown and I have launched class app development competitions for the past number of years. The students love the challenge of working as a real project management team and are fierce about making their class idea the best; that’s what innovation is all about!”

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