I mentioned this in the Guardian Tech Weekly Podcast and I am often asked to back up my claims!
One of the Young Rewired Staters who attended that first event (and every event Rewired State has run since regardless of the challenge – until he was snaffled by San Francisco: aged 16) explained this for the Coding for Kids google group, and I asked him if I could share his story here.
I argued the case and managed to scrape a pass by teaching him the basics of Objective-C from scratch and by commenting every single line of code I wrote to explain exactly what it did and how it did it (all 3,400 lines, including standard libraries I used) which ended up being a huge time sink.
Time, I was constantly aware, I could be relaxing or working on a project of my own.
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It was one of the major deciding factors for me to leave education and move to the US.
I cannot tell you how sad I am that we have not been able to keep this YRSer in the UK, and this is one of the very many stories that drives me. Start by understanding this problem, then join groups like Coding for Kids and CAS of course – sign the petition.