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Code Club

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Code Club is an afterschool club which is led by Mark Hoyle (volunteer parent and I.T. professional) and Mr. Brightman (our ICT Technician). We are currently teaching the children how to use Scratch by using the projects provided by Code Club. The children at Thameside are using Scratch a lot more now that coding has become part of the curriculum. We aim to teach them some of the more advanced concepts whilst making coding fun!

From the Code Club website:
Code Club is a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.
We create projects for our volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs or at non-school venues such as libraries. 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 club for an hour a week and teach one project a week.
Each term the students will progress and learn more whilst at the same time using their imaginations and making creative projects. Terms 1 & 2 use Scratch to teach the basics of programming. Term 3 teaches the basics of web development using HTML and CSS. Term 4 teaches Python and so on.
We’d like to put a Code Club in every single primary school in the country. There are over 21,000 primary schools in the UK, it’s a big task but we think we can do it!

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