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Newry students bring I.T on

Pupils from Our Ladys Grammar, Newry took part in an I.T workshop as part of the Bring IT On programme delivered by IT3Sixty.

From left : Tyra Kelly , Nasreen Mohammed , Orla Brady

From left : Tyra Kelly, Nasreen Mohammed, Orla Brady

The multi-faceted initiative includes direct outreach into schools, with more than 5000 students in 150 schools hearing a tech careers presentation or taking part in an employability workshop.

Nearly three quarters of those who attend the careers presentation say they are more likely to take up a career in IT as a result. Indeed applications for computing-related degrees in Northern Ireland have increased by more than 90% over the last seven years, demonstrating the impact of programmes such as Bring IT On.

To build on its success and reach a younger audience, Bring IT On has now been joined by Junior Bring IT On, designed for 8 – 12 year olds.

On the website, would-be tech wizards can practise being cyber detectives in an online game; take their first steps in web design; and learn about the world of tech though quizzes and competitions.

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LearnSpark1At the same time a programme of Cyber Security Workshops has been going out to junior schools: more than 500 10 – 11 year olds have found out about staying safe online, beating cyber-bullying, and a day in the life of a cyber-professional.

For more information on Bring IT On events and activities to inspire young people about the digital industry go to or email

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