Code Club sessions to launch

Published Wednesday, 16th December 2015 Code club logo

Do you like playing games, watching animations, using websites?

Would you like to make your own? Then Code Club could be for you!

Rotherham Libraries in association with Code Club UK is running Rotherham's first Code Club event to help young people aged eight and upwards learn to code.

A Christmas taster session will take place on Monday 21 December from 10 am until 12 pm at Riverside Library, Main Street. Regular sessions will then take place on Thursdays from 5.30 pm to 6.45 pm in the New Year.

Each week, new projects will teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites. Families are also invited to come along to see the type of learning their son or daughter is doing in school.

The free sessions will show children how to programme a computer and build skills in problem solving and logic as well as develop skills that can be used in other activities, hobbies and careers.

Students will progress and learn more whilst at the same time using their imaginations to make creative projects using programmes such as Scratch, HTML, CSS and Python. 

Advisory Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Working and Cultural Services Councillor Taiba Yasseen said the taster session promised to be a chance for young people to learn a little more about code.

She added: “Coding is important for young people growing up in a digital age and the event looks to teach code in an interesting and engaging way. We look forward to the Code Club sessions being the start of increased provision across the town and a wonderful opportunity for children.” 

Rotherham Libraries is hoping to run clubs in several sites, including Aston, Wath and Wickersley, and is looking for volunteers. Coding experience is not necessary as long as you are confident with IT and passionate about helping children and families.

For more details about volunteering or to book a place on the taster session or New Year programme phone 01709 336774 or email e-libraries@rotherham.gov.uk