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Code Club

Who are Code Club?

Code Club creates projects for volunteers to teach at after-school coding clubs. The projects teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites. Cod Club volunteers run a club for an hour a week and teach one project a week. The clubs start with Scratch then move onto HTML & CSS and Python.

Code Club is a not-for-profit organisation which relies on grants and sponsors to keep going and
growing. Sponsoring Code Club is a great way to invest in the future digital economy of
the UK.

What’s the aim of Code Club?

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 and logical thinking skills and supports key academic subjects such as science,
maths and technology.

Most primary school teachers don’t know how to code, so can’t pass these skills on to their students. That’s where Code Club come in. The organisation would like to put a Code Club in 25% of primary schools by 2015.  “That’s around 5000 schools, but we think we can do it!” they say.

How you can help

1. If you have experience of computer programming, consider becoming a volunteer for Code Club. Find out more about it on the website: http://www.codeclub.org.uk

2. If you can code, you can volunteer through Friday Media Group Foundation. Find out more here.

3. Tell your local primary schools and community venues about Code Club – get them to register on our website (http://www.codeclub.org.uk) and then volunteers will be able to find them!