Swansea Metropolitan University’s School of Applied Computing has launched a pilot project, CC4G, after research suggested girls lose interest in computers after the age of 9.
The project, which stands for computer clubs for girls, sees them working with three local schools, Gowerton and Bishop Gore, as well as neighbouring primary Terrace Road. Pupils at Gowerton decided to apply some of the skills they learned to market and promote a fashion show to raise money for charity Christian Lewis Trust.
Swansea Met student Lisa Fox (far right) said: “They helped to design tickets and posters, and city centre stores donate clothes for them to model.
“They decided they wanted to raise money for the Christian Lewis Trust as one of them had lost their father to cancer. They already raised £280, and there is more money to come.
“We’re grateful to all the stores which helped; Marks & Spencer, New Look, Primark and Blue Banana.”