Code Club comes to College
31st January 2017 3:00pm - Return to press releases
A new national initiative to encourage children to learn the basics of computing has started up in Beverley. Code Club is a free volunteer-led after school coding club aimed at children aged 9-11. Children are given various projects to work through using a program called Scratch and later move onto programming and creating games in Python.
Laura Shakespeare, an IT tutor at East Riding College who runs the club said, “Code Club is a fun way for children to learn coding to create games and fun animations. Our aim is to inspire and encourage excitement about Computer Science.
“So far we have only directly approached St. Nicholas’ School in Beverley, but it is open to everyone. We already have seven coders - but we have room for more!”
Code Club attendee Josh Ford, aged 11 said, “I think it’s good that you can learn this skill. In primary school ICT you don’t learn stuff like this, and it’s fun!”
Josh’s Mum Heather Ford said, “It’s a lovely opportunity for children to get the basics at a young age. It’s giving Josh a head start on things that I don’t even know about myself!”
Code Club runs at the East Riding College Beverley campus on Flemingate on Thursdays between 4-5pm, in term-time.
To sign up, got to the code club web site www.codeclub.org.uk or email tutor Laura Shakespeare on [email protected]
If you are a teacher who would like to learn about how to use Python, East Riding College are hosting a training day on 15th February with Master Teacher Dave Ames. Bookings via Eventbrite.