This year I started a Code Club at my local primary school.
It’s still early days for me (I’ve only run four sessions of the Club so far) so I’m obviously not an expert on this stuff. But I thought I’d share some of my first impressions as a volunteer.
What is Code Club about?
If you’ve not heard of it before, Code Club is about giving children aged 9 – 11 a chance to try computer programming.
“A nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11”
It isn’t something that they normally cover in primary school (in theory, this should all change from September 2014 with Year of Code, but we’ll see how that works out), so Code Club is an attempt to introduce programming in primary school, rather than wait until it gets introduced in Secondary school.