Schoolgirls win digital event

A TEAM of eight girls from Portsmouth High School were delighted to finish first in a competition to promote careers in technology.

Tuesday, 2nd May 2017, 5:55 am
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:26 pm

The DigiGirlz event was held at Microsoft’s headquarters in Reading last week.

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The inspirational event focussed on how to engage with girls in order to capture their interest and educate them about careers in technology. They were asked to develop a pair of gloves and came first.

Isabella Adams, 13, said: ‘I really didn’t think that I was going to learn all that much. However I would definitely consider a tech career now.’

Head of careers at Portsmouth High School Sammy Davies said: ‘Hearing from all of the Microsoft working women – from interns to product managers and CEO – was inspirational and really made the Portsmouth High girls think seriously about technology careers. The team was thrilled to come in first place.’