National Coding Week 2023

Sept. 14, 2023

This year National Coding Week runs from 18th to 22nd September. There are a number of ways that schools can get involved: run a coding challenge for students, take part in the Digital skills Challenge or showcase how you are supporting coding in the school.

In this blog we pick our top three ways that you can support coding in school with 2Simple during #NationalCodingWeek and beyond.

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Digital Leaders resources and termly challenges

Aug. 31, 2023

The Purple Mash Digital Leaders Scheme gives children with a passion for technology the opportunity to share their knowledge with others and promote the use of all things digital throughout your school. Joining the scheme and becoming a Digital Leader is a fantastic opportunity to take on responsibility, learn new skills, develop and demonstrate leadership skills and be a real help for busy teachers.

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March Mash of the Month - 2Code

March 1, 2023

The Mash of the Month for March is2Code. 2Code is a tool to introduce computer programming (coding) to children. It has three key components: free code, guided lessons and debug challenges, hopefully you have seen that 2Code has had an update.

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Digital Leaders making an impact at Castleview

Oct. 10, 2022

Within Purple Mash, there is a dedicated area for Digital Leaders, pupils who have a passion for Computing and can gain leadership skills and develop their computing skills while having fun. It was fabulous to hear from Mrs. Harris, who shared the impact that the Digital Leaders have at Castleview Primary School.

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How Purple Mash supported Hillside School in teaching

Sept. 13, 2019

Staff were introduced to Purple Mash at Hillside School after being identified by Aberdeenshire Council as a school who would be enthusiastic and keen to welcome a pilot. This was led by Fiona Lindsay and started after the Spring break. Fiona had previously used Purple Mash when it had been available through Glow. Staff were positive about using the resources available to them.