WLEP introduction that led to improved typing skills

King Charles 1 Photo for WebAn introduction facilitated by Gary Woodman, Executive Director at Worcestershire LEP, led directly to pupils at King Charles I School in Kidderminster gaining valuable touch typing skills.

Gary Woodman put Worcestershire based company The Activity Group in touch with King Charles I School & Sixth Form’s Business & Enterprise Manager, Eileen Stead, in order that the company could demonstrate the benefits of its Touch Typing for Schools project.  As a result, over 200 year 9 pupils at the school have seen their touch typing skills rocket.

The web based course has a diverse range of exercises, including keyboard drills, timed and review exercises, typing tests and games.  A course management reporting tool monitors pupils’ progress through the course.

Stephen Descher, Managing Director at The Activity Group, commented:  “I’m really proud of what we’ve achieved with King Charles l School and hope to have the opportunity to introduce the project to more schools.  The ability to touch type is an important life skill in our ever developing world of technology and communications.  Regardless of what career a pupil eventually embarks upon, a high percentage will use a keyboard in their daily work – and they are all likely to use a keyboard in their leisure time.”

Gary Woodman added: “Worcestershire LEP has identified the importance of ensuring that the future workforce has the skills needed by business as part of one of its four strategic objectives.    With that in mind, I was happy to contribute to the learning of these essential keyboard skills being introduced at King Charles l School.”

Further details about the Touch Typing for Schools Project are available here or 01905 7541113.