Code Club for children 9-11 yrs

16/05/2013

 

Code Club create projects for volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs. The projects we make teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites. Our volunteers go to their local primary school for an hour a week and teach one project a week. Code Club is for children aged 9-11 who are in years 5 & 6 of primary school in the UK.

 

Why Code Club exists

 

Learning to code is an important skill now we're living in a digital age. It's not just enough for children to know how to use technology. They should know how it works too.

 

Learning to code doesn't just mean you can become a developer it strengthens problem solving skills and logical thinking and supports key academic subjects such as science, maths and technology.

 

Most primary school teachers don't know how to code and so they cannot pass on these skills to their students. That's where we come in.

 

Currently we have around 750 clubs and at an average of 15 children per club we have got over 11,000 children coding since the launch of our first term in September 2012 and 40% of those are girls.

 

We would like to put a Code Club in every single primary school in the country. There are 23,000 primary schools in the UK, it's a big task but we think we know how to do it.

 

Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. If you would like a Code Club in your school then register as a venue at codeclub.org.uk and search for a volunteer in your area.

 

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