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Our blog is packed full of interesting stories from the world of tech.

Heart of Midlothian Football Club hosts its very own Innovation Centre which provides a whole range of digital education programmes. These programmes aim to teach, inspire and develop young talent. While working in partnership with delivery partners, schools and businesses, they can use the power of football to promote and motivate learning. 

All digital education programmes are free for all girls and boys to attend. No experience is necessary, and all equipment is provided along with easy-to-follow instructions and mentors on hand to support.  


Open the door to a life of online crime fighting (for S1 to S3 pupils) in a series of new live and online cyber security lessons. With no technical knowledge needed, these practical classes enhance digital skills, allow pupils to ask the experts how it’s really done, and also showcase the careers available in the cyber security and resilience industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world today. 

Lesson 1 - Cyber Skills Live Lesson - How to ‘steal’ a pizza – Ethical Hacking

Thursday 26th September, 2pm-3pm


Digital World was given exclusive access behind the scenes of one of Scotland's most successful animation companies. Staff at Axis Animation gave us their unique and exclusive insight into the digital skills needed if you want to work in the world of animation, gaming and special effects. 

 


In partnership with the National Parents Forum of Scotland, we have created a Cyber Security Careers nutshell. The nutshell can be the perfect tool to get you talking about future careers in Cyber Security. Check out their website here.


We were lucky enough to go “behind the scenes” of Edinburgh tech start up Skoogmusic to see the essential digital skills needed to create their award winning (and very unique) musical “instrument”.

The Skoog (and subsequently the Skwitch) have made making music accessible to all – no matter your talent level – with a particular focus on those with additional support needs, so they can truly enjoy the benefits of music creation and therapy.


If you want to see what a great opportunity (and what great fun) being a digital apprentice can be, watch this brilliant video from broadcaster Sky.

A big thank you to the company for letting us use the video. Their original post can be found on their careers website here