Enhanced IT support Dorset Coding Day, hosted by Heatherlands Primary School in Poole
Enhanced IT played a key role in Dorset Council’s Dorset Coding Day initiative, which was hosted by Heatherlands Primary School in Poole.
Dorset Coding Day took place for the second consecutive year, following the huge success of the inaugural event in 2022.
Dorset Coding Day is about inspiring children around the potential opportunities in coding for their increasingly digital futures and engages students in years 5, 6 and 7 (Aged 9- 12) and covers elements of the programming topics in the Key Stage 2/3 computing curriculum.
Representing Enhanced IT was Internal Sales Representative, Luke Longdon who had been invited along by BCP Council to speak with the 180 strong captive, young audience about potential careers in IT.
Luke said, “As more and more of the world goes online, children see digital on a daily basis but don’t necessarily see it as an option for their future careers, especially in Dorset. The purpose of the afternoon was to inspire those children and to remove any misconceptions!
“I talked about how coding is used in areas that children use every day; games, apps and websites. I wanted to show how coding can be applied in the real world to hopefully ignite a career for one of the children.
‘”I hope my session inspired the children to explore and learn more about a career in IT, it was a pleasure to be invited to talk about my journey so far in the tech industry.”
Kim Edwards, Year 4 Leader, Heatherlands Primary School added, “It was a brilliant afternoon, it was fantastic to welcome Enhanced to Heatherlands for an inspiring and motivating session that certainly captured the young childrens’ minds, it was particularly pleasing to see so many questions being asked which really showed how engaged they were in the subject. We’d like to offer huge thanks to Luke for attending and would love to welcome Enhanced IT back next year!”
About Enhanced IT Support & Solutions
At Enhanced, we use our experience and industry knowledge to help businesses reach their potential through the power of technology. Founded back in 1994, we’ve continued to grow our portfolio of products and industry leading services for almost 30 years. In 2022, we transitioned into an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT). This change in structure and business model empowers our staff to feel part of the bigger picture. As a Microsoft partner, we are proud of our invaluable, highly skilled team and are passionate about offering exceptional customer service; working as an extension of our clients’ teams as well as an IT partner.
The business operates across a wide range of sectors with particular expertise in Professional Services and Manufacturing. Both sectors have a need for top level security from a trusted IT support partner which Enhanced has the capability and skillset to provide.
As Cyber Security specialists, Enhanced have helped many businesses achieve industry specific security accreditations enabling them to expand into new markets and stand out against competitors. Enhanced provide a vast range of services, from cloud migrations through to operation tools such as MRP & ERP solutions for better business processes, always with client satisfaction as a key focus.