Digital education campaign is proving a class act in Leeds city region

Coun Susan Hinchcliffe.
Coun Susan Hinchcliffe.
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A campaign is winning top marks for its work improving digital teaching in schools across the Leeds city region.

The Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) #techgoals initiative has connected with more than 10,000 young people aged between 11 and 16.

As part of the campaign, a number of training workshops have been held for secondary school teachers in the city region.

And 90 per cent of teachers attending the workshops said they now felt more confident in their ability to deliver “high quality digital learning”.

Coun Susan Hinchcliffe, skills lead for the LEP and the leader of Bradford Council, said: “By supporting teachers to become more confident using digital in the classroom, raising awareness of digital careers and highlighting the world-leading strengths of the city region, we can ensure that our young people add to the region’s ‘brain gain’ of high skilled young professionals, not just in Leeds but across the entire city region.”

The Leeds city region comprises 10 of Yorkshire’s local authority areas, including Leeds, Wakefield, Kirklees and York.

The Yorkshire Evening Post runs a regular Digital City column in partnership with Sky Betting & Gaming.

The platform aims to highlight the giant strides being made by a sector that boasts around 3,000 organisations in Leeds.