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Barking & Dagenaham College scoops National Coding Week Award 2016

3rd March 2016

The winners of the 2016 National Coding Week Awards were announced recently with thirty nine schools, libraries, hubs, businesses and individuals recognised for helping adults in communities across the UK learn crucial digital skills.

At the ceremony Barking & Dagenham College was recognised for its contribution to the week-long event, winning the FE college award for England.

National Coding Week 2015 saw thousands of people taking part in events across the country, including coding workshops for beginners and free online taster sessions.

Richard Rolfe co-founder of National Coding Week said

“I am delighted that we were able to recognise so many achievements. National Coding Week relies on volunteers to inspire others to learn digital skills, so I’m delighted that we’re able to recognise so many of their achievements through the awards.

“With so much emphasis on children learning to code, many adults feel that they have missed out on the digital revolution which is why it’s vital that organisations such as (insert winner here) continue to support their local community by taking part in National Coding Week. They thoroughly deserve this recognition of their efforts and I look forward to working with them to bridge the digital skills gap even further in 2016!”

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