Is coding an itch that needs to be Scratched?

Coding is one of the building blocks of computer science, and learning to code can also open up huge and exciting opportunities for children. It is not just a skill for ‘geeky’ kids. It is a way in which all children can learn to design their own games and websites and change their perspectives on how computers can work for them.

 

Coding is SCratch imagenow taught as part of the National Curriculum, and there is a rapid increase in coding clubs springing up in schools across the country. Next week we are running a hands-on workshop on coding in schools, looking specifically at a commonly used piece of software called Scratch. Each parent will go back to school and have their own PC in the computer lab, as they learn some basic coding that they can then share with their child.

 

If you can’t make it to the workshop but are still keen to learn more about coding check out:

www.codeclub.org.uk

www.uk.code.org

www.codecademy.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/0/computing/