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Posted by Aston Avery

Kids’ homework ignites passion among parents for science, coding and tech

Parents are re-discovering a passion for science, technology and coding thanks to their children’s homework, according to new data from the Raspberry Pi Foundation, motivated by a desire to support their children’s learning.

Parents of children in primary and secondary school are far more likely than any other group to enjoy learning about science as adults with 6 in 10 (62%) revealing their enthusiasm. This compares to the national average of all adults at 53%. The new data suggests that children studying science are sparking new-found enthusiasm among their parents who supervised home-schooling during the lockdown. However, 2 in 5 parents (39%) say they do not know how to encourage their children to follow a career in science and technology.

Aston spoke to Olympia Brown from Raspberry Pi Foundation

Photo by Element5 Digital on Unsplash

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