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Computer coding clubs to be expanded in Wales.

Computer coding clubs to be expanded in Wales.

Schools are to be given £1.3m to set up clubs to teach computer coding.

The investment over five years is part of the Welsh Government's £100m to raise school standards over the assembly term.

Education Secretary Kirsty Williams said she wanted all pupils to have the opportunity to learn about and get involved in coding as the importance of digital skills continues to grow.

It is estimated there will be 100,000 new coding jobs by 2020 in the UK.

The Welsh Government said there are currently about 1.5 million jobs in the digital sector in the UK, 400,000 of which involve coding.

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