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Code Club City

12th August 2014 Posted in cloud hosting
Code Club is a national, non-profit, network of tech enthusiasts lead by volunteers to inspire and encourage kids to dive into digital. The courses are free for all, funded by donations*, and teach kids how to program using innovative and challenging projects held after school and has proven to be a fantastic way for the next generation of digital leaders to learn new skills and meet new friends.

 

brightsolid has been involved in Code Club for nearly two years with our Head of Emerging Technology, Kenny Lowe, teaching classes at the Dundee Contemporary Arts Centre for the second year running. Yesterday Kenny shared some great news with the team and we are thrilled to pass it on. Kenny States:


“A couple of months ago I delivered a CPD session to around 20 teachers on how to teach the Code Club curriculum from within local schools with the aim being to help start new clubs and give more kids the opportunity to learn something about programming.

I’ve received an update informing me that the demand for code clubs has since been phenomenal, with a number of of new clubs having sprung up and being run throughout the city, with dozens of kids involved from different schools.

This was made possible through an initial monetary donation by brightsolid, matched by a grant from the Arts Council which enabled us to buy a load of Raspberry Pi kits. I’m excited about the opportunities afforded by a whole network of Code Clubs in the city, and we’re currently in talks about what we can do around Code Club and the Waterfront”.

Looking to the future, we are sure that Code Club will be a continued success and encourage anyone interested to get involved no matter what their technology knowledge or background. Find our more about how to support and join Code Club here.

*“Code Club is a not for profit organisation funded by donations from the public, donations from technology companies and grants. We use our funding to run a team who work to facilitate the creation of Code Clubs with the aim to give every child in the UK the chance to learn to code”. – Code Club