Resources Hub for schools

Digital Day

9 November 2022

Learn more about Digital Day

Welcome to the Digital Day Resources Hub for schools

Digital Day is the only initiative of its kind, giving 11-16 year olds an insight into a world of digital careers. Here you will find everything you need to learn more about the digital industry.

What is Digital Day?

It’s a day that brings digital to life. And if previous years are anything to go by, it’s a day that changes lives. Not so long ago, 95% of BIMA members told us a lack of skills was holding back their growth. The Centre for Economics and Business Research agreed, saying the shortage of tech and digital talent is costing the UK £21.8bn.

Pandemic aside, digital has been growing at twice the rate of the broader economy. But unless we fix the skills shortage, that can’t continue. Digital Day works for schools. It works for students. It works for the sector as a whole in encouraging more young people to discover the potential of a digital career. And with every passing year, it matters more than ever.

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Teachers Resources Hub

More ways to explore digital skills

IDEA, DUKE OF YORK

Develop digital, enterprise and employability skills. Take part in digital or event challenges and build your skills to earn awards that really help your career! That’s why we’ll need coders, designers, game developers, robotics engineers and more.

CODE CLUB

Learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and web pages at free coding clubs, reaching over 95,000 young people aged 9 - 13 each week.

INNOVATEHER

Giving teenage girls the confidence and skills to work in digital and tech. Talk to experts and learn great skills at school-based academies and monthly Tech 4 Teens workshops.

CODERDOJO

Free programming clubs for 7-17 year olds. Visit your local Dojo to learn to code, build a website, create an app or a game. There are currently almost 100 clubs in the UK!

STEM CLUB

Love learning about science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM)? Regional STEM Clubs have lots of resources and an online community to help everyone to stay engaged.

FUNTECH

Learn cutting edge technical skills that could change the world in after-school clubs or during holidays

GO CODE ACADEMY

After-school programmes and summer courses that teach STEM and soft skills to all ages, while allowing your different skill sets and personalities to shine through.

TURING LABS

Resources for kids, full of inspiration and project ideas and with an emphasis on creativity. Created by professional coders.

ALL ABOUT STEMS

Helps young people get into science, technology, engineering and maths. Free materials for schools, ideas for lessons and clubs, information on opportunities and visits from industry specialists.