Thanks for the link. I get sad(!) about the demise of programming in the UK. It's a real shame that so many schools dropped Computer Science (sorry, "Computing") as an A level in favour of the "easier" ICT A level (and I quote "it is not within the spirit of the qualification to use a stand-alone programming language.") We never had ICT lessons at school. We had a single ZX81 and a Research Machines 380Z. Students weren't allowed to use them and they did a great job collecting dust in the physics classroom. We learnt to program during the home-micro boom - 13 year olds writing Assembly language programs - nothing comes close to that now. I've started to introduce a lot more macro work in my KS3 lessons and the kids love it. I'd like to start a programming club, maybe Action Scripting in Flash or scripts on the Mac. Would anyone be interested in starting up something on the programming or computer science front? I want to introduce kids to this sort of thing at our school using pod-casts, DVDs and the school web-site. Maybe a few like minded ICT teachers could start working together (rather than another National Strategy)?