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New Code Clubs are starting at 3 libraries in Southend very soon.
Code Clubs are aimed at children aged 9 - 13 and will run at The Forum: Southend-on-Sea, Kent Elms Library and Westcliff Library as detailed below.
The Forum: Southend-on-Sea every Wednesday from 4.30 – 5.30pm starting 26th September
Westcliff Library every Wednesday from 4.30 – 5.30pm starting on 3rd October
Kent Elms Library every Thursday from 4.30 – 5.45pm starting on 4th October
Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-13. Code Club believe all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from. Libraries are in an ideal position to support this by providing venues in the local community.
Code Club have helped us to train and DBS check three fantastic volunteers who will run the clubs.
Code Club currently have over 10000 clubs in over 100 countries and their club projects have been translated into 28 languages. Westcliff Library has run Code Clubs for 2 years but this is the first time for The Forum and Kent Elms libraries.
The projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally.
The clubs are allowed to evolve naturally based on the individual children and volunteer. We will initially be focusing on Scratch though and seeing where we can go from there!
Places at the Club are limited and must be booked – please contact Toby Evans for more information and to make a booking for your child (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For further information about Code Club please see their website www.codeclub.org.uk.