Jersey

Jersey schools to trial new computer clubs for pupils

Jersey ICT class
Image caption Pupils currently learn basic IT skills

Pupils in Jersey will be able to learn computer skills from technology experts during new after-school clubs.

There are pilot schemes at four secondary schools; Le Rocquier, Haute Vallee, Jersey College for Girls and Hautlieu School.

The classes will be taught by staff from Jersey's information technology companies.

The teenagers will learn a number of skills useful for a career in IT including programming and development.

The education department E-Learning Manager, Jon Tarrant, said: "We are already talking to the British Computer Society in Jersey to find ways of building on this kind of IT learning in the future."

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