Tomorrow’s tech talent graduate from Code Club

Primary school children complete Neueda coding course and celebrate at Digital DNA

The next generation of coders were celebrated by tech company Neueda at this week’s Digital DNA business and technology event. P6 and P7 pupils from Blythefield Primary and St Malachy’s Primary School in Belfast completed a 40-week coding class delivered by Neueda and were brought to Digital DNA to be rewarded for their achievements and gain insight into the world of IT. 

A project founded by CEO Brendan Monaghan in 2015, Neueda’s ‘Code Club’ is aimed at building interest, skills and confidence in coding amongst primary school children, with the hope that it will inspire the next generation to move into a tech based career. 

Specialist software engineers from Neueda visited Blythefield and St Malachy’sPrimary School on a weekly basis, working with teachers and pupils to introduce basic programming concepts and lead practical sessions in programming languages that are used in Neueda like javascript, python and labview. 

The course culminated at a special Graduation ceremony hosted at Neueda’s Studio at Digital DNA, where the children and their teachers also had the opportunity to visit the many exhibitors from the local tech sector.

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“By fostering skills and an interest in tech at a young age, we can help plant the seeds of a future career in IT – with the long-term aim of enriching the local talent pool and ultimately improving our economy," says Brendan.

“The children from Blythefield and St Malachy’s have been exceptional in grasping what Code Club is about – jumping into projects and problem-solving tasks with great enthusiasm. The children can now make animations, chatbots, interactive games and some fully autonomous football-playing robots. 

“It is hugely encouraging to see the next generation’s natural flair and passion for technology – something the tech sector must tap into in order to sustain future talent. We hope to see more and more primary schools getting involved with Neueda Code Club as the years progress,” Brendan said. 

Neueda Code Club is fun, engaging and hugely valuable for our pupils. It is fantastic to have experts from a major local tech company take time out to share their expertise and support our existing computer classes. 

We hope to continue this partnership with Neueda for many years, as Code Club plays an increasingly integral part of our learning programme.

Catherine Roulston

Principal of Blythefield Primary School

Belfast-headquartered Neueda delivers software projects to public and private sector clients globally, with a presence in London, Malaga and New York.