The ‘built-it-yourself’ computer bringing coding to kids

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 Kano’s computer kits are designed for children from six and up

It may seem like the entire adult population is glued to their smartphone screens, but getting the next generation interested in the practical aspects of technology, in particular coding, has proved a roadblock to tackling the UK’s skills gap.

School leavers with skills in science, technology, engineering and maths are in short supply, and just 2pc of UK A-level students sit computing exams.

Which is why coding for kids has emerged as an in-demand area for start-ups. The mantra that “everyone can code” has been embraced all the way up to tech giants like Apple.

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