Search

Wembley pupils spend a week coding and puzzle solving for the Government Digital Service

PUBLISHED: 14:34 20 August 2019 | UPDATED: 14:34 20 August 2019

Ark Elvin pupils Najnin Jahan, Mamadou Diallo,Sabirin Sagidi and Rachel Vicente with Catherine Ahorituwere & Deborah Chua of the Government Digital Service

Ark Elvin pupils Najnin Jahan, Mamadou Diallo,Sabirin Sagidi and Rachel Vicente with Catherine Ahorituwere & Deborah Chua of the Government Digital Service

Archant

Four Wembley students started their summer holiday coding and puzzle solving within a government department.

Mamadou Diallo, Nahnin Jahan, Rachel Vicente and Sabirin Sagidi secured a placement at the Government Digital Service (GDS), part of the Cabinet Office.

The 15-year-olds from Ark Elvin Academy, in Cecil Avenue, obtained the opportunity through Career Accelerator, a programme offering youths a better understanding about digital sector jobs.

All four found the experience "incredible", "informative" and "insightful".

You may also want to watch:

Mamadou said: "I gained skills that are transferable to not only the workplace but ones that

are able to help me to communicate with others more effectively.

Rachel added: "I learnt about many different roles that I didn't even know existed. I also enjoyed learning how to code and doing fun activities.

Nahnin praised the support. "My mentor helped me learn different skills that are needed such as teamwork and communication."

Sabirin said: "We got to learn the different jobs and different apprenticeships that are

available in the digital sector."


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Brent & Kilburn Times. Click the link in the orange box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad, serving as your advocate and trusted source of local information. Our industry is facing testing times, which is why I’m asking for your support. Every single contribution will help us continue to produce award-winning local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the Kilburn Times