We’re helping to equip children for a digital world so they can reach their potential. We’ve reached more than 3m children and teachers since 2014/15.

Originally designed to help teachers deliver the computing curriculum, we rapidly reinvented the Barefoot programme to help keep kids learning through Covid-19 lockdowns. Our research found that around half of parents had less than three hours a day for homeschooling and just 24% felt comfortable teaching IT and computer science. We created over 50 curriculum-based homeschool activities this year to help them. New resources include interactive online learning games, activities for families to do together and live streamed lessons.

School sports days went virtual this year with our Digital Dash app. Seven to 10-year-olds used logical reasoning, algorithms and problem-solving skills to create, personalise and train their own avatar sprinter. Thousands downloaded the app from our Skills for Tomorrow portal. Presenter Reggie Yates and Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes hosted the final. Six finalists raced their avatars in a 100 metres sprint to win £10,000 of tech equipment for their school.

Digital Dash
Digital Dash

Skills for Tomorrow

Start your digital journey with free online or face-to-face courses, designed to empower you and your family with the skills you need today, for a better tomorrow.