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NU Education Minister Weir aims to get children into computers

By Staff Reporter

Education Minister Peter Weir has launched a new BT programme to help primary school teachers bring computer science to life.

The Barefoot Computing Programme was set up in 2014 in England with the aim of helping teachers get ready for a new computing curriculum.

From left, Education Minister Peter Weir, who went to Fane Street Primary School to launch the Barefoot Computing Programme with the help of P2 pupil Nicole Chrapkowski and Mairead Meyer, managing director of networks at BT in Northern Ireland
From left, Education Minister Peter Weir, who went to Fane Street Primary School to launch the Barefoot Computing Programme with the help of P2 pupil Nicole Chrapkowski and Mairead Meyer, managing director of networks at BT in Northern Ireland

Now it has been adapted for Northern Ireland schools.

The Minister went to Fane Street Primary in south Belfast to demonstrate the programme, and was joined by Mairead Meyer, the managing director of networks at BT in Northern Ireland.

Teachers can register at www.barefootcas.org.uk to download resources or request a workshop.

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