What is Code Club?
Code Club is a nationwide network of after-school coding clubs for children. You can find out more at codeclub.org.uk
How does it work?
Code Club provide step-by-step activity sheets for children to follow so that they can create games, animations, and websites, learning the key concepts of coding at the same time. You can see these at the projects page here https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub?utm_source=code-club-projects-site
What do the children learn?
Code Club have resources to teach children Scratch, HTML/CSS, and Python. Learning to code is more than just a vocational skill: it changes the way children analyse and solve problems, and encourages creative thinking and collaboration.
How much does it cost?
Coming to the club is free. The main tools we will be using are online programming tools that allow the code written to be displayed without the need for hardware. We will be introducing small computers called microprocessors that can be programmed. The main one is called Micro:bit and has been produced by the BBC specifically for children to learn to code. We will also show how more complex programming can produce music and introduce programming languages.
Can I programme outside the club?
Yes, you can access the programming environment outside of school and if you’d like to get a Micro:bit for home then please ask. They cost less than £20 but there are lots of different packs that may have parts in them you don’t need so we’ll be happy to help you buy and set up at home.
Where can I read more?
The projects we’ll be learning are here - https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/codeclub?utm_source=code-club-projects-site
More information on the Micro:bit - http://microbit.org/code/
Micro:bit development platform