Student Heather Watt says children should study computing earlier to get rid of the stigma that it is too difficult.
It has always surprised me that, despite computational thinking being so valuable, very few young people take an interest in the subject of computing. Studying computing provides students with tangible skills, which can be used in several industries – it is an important life skill.
Yet, computing requires the ability to demonstrate the skill of computational thinking. This may be a factor as to why it is often deemed a “hard” subject and is in decline in schools across Scotland.