UK secretary of state for education Michael Gove came out in support of the call for computer science to be part of the National Curriculum. Gove made his comments while talking to students at Catmose College about information technologies in schools.
"What we should have is computer science in the future, and how it fits into the curriculum is something that we need to talk to scientists, to experts in coding, and to young people about, to make sure that that part of what happens in schools which deal with technology and computing is relevant," Gove said.
Gove's comments are the first by the government since saying that it understood the need to adopt the recommendations of the Livingstone Hope review. That review was submitted to the government in February, with 20 recommendations to help the digital games and visual effects industries in the UK.
The remarks by the secretary of state for education are certainly inspiring to Ian Livingstone, who has held several meetings with Gove's special advisor Dominic Cummings to make the case for introducing computer science into the classroom.
Hopefully this is more than just lip service by a politician.