Raising Digital Engagement at KS3

Working with schools across the Heart of the Southwest to digitally engage KS3 pupils by enhancing curriculum learning and inspiring pupils to consider the benefits of a digital career

Welcome to Raising Digital Engagement at KS3

Raising Digital Engagement at KS3 is one of three programmes being delivered through the Heart of Southwest  Digital Skills Series. All programmes are managed and delivered by Devon County Council.

This programme is working with schools across Devon, Plymouth, Somerset and Torbay. Please note the programme is not open to schools located in the constituent areas of Bath and North East Somerset. 

Raising Digital Engagement at KS3……What’s it all about? Digital careers offer a range of exciting opportunities to young people. It is important that we encourage pupils to consider and understand the importance of digital skills to transfer into their career. Working with schools across the Heart of the South West we aim to help enrich and enhance the computing curriculum by offering access to a breadth of free activities and resources. Schools that engage with the programme will be recognised for their dedication to raising digital aspirations within their school through our bespoke digital badge scheme.

What’s on offer

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Digital Design Workshops

Sign up to our free digital design workshops!


Curriculum resources

All resources that can be accessed here align with the National Centre for Computing Education (NCCE) lesson order and are available for you to access throughout the programme. Resources support the year 7, 8 and 9 computing curriculum.


Throughout the programme we will be running a series of competitions. All our competitions will offer a chance for your school and pupils to win prizes and will be judged by our digital pioneers.


Engage with our bespoke Esports offer designed by some of our local colleges and educate your students on the different digital careers that can be achieved. 

Digital Pioneers

Access a suite of local employer videos that connect the computing curriculum to real world situations.

Reward and recognition

Access a range of Digital badges throughout the programme to recognise your schools, pupils and teachers participation and use of resources from the programme.


Book onto one of our FabLab Digital Design workshops here or register your interest in teacher continued professional development.


Astro Pi! Mission Zero

30 September 2024

Send your code into Space with Astro Pi! Mission Zero offers young people the chance to write a simple program that takes a reading from the colour and luminosity sensor on an Astro Pi computer on board the International Space Station and use it to set the background colour in a personalised image.