Code Club at Caldecott Primary School Abingdon
On Wednesday 19th, I held my first Code Club meeting for years 5 and 6 at Caldecott Primary School.
Code Club is part of a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11, with the aim of giving every child in the UK a chance to learn to program. http://codeclub.org.uk/
12 children attended, 9 of which were girls (probably because my daughter had told all her friends). Hopefully more children will attend next week, once they find out how fun it is.
The first meeting didn't quite go as planned because the necessary software wasn't installed, but I manged to keep the children interested for the hour. I talked about Code Club and gave them a demostration of the Scratch programming language and what they are able to do with it, and then let them try games created by other children on the Scratch website.
Next week, fingers crossed, the children can actually start coding.