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Code Club Telford: Get Involved

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Code Club is a not for profit organisation backed by big hitters like Google, Nominet and Samsung and they want to help kids in Telford learn how to program computers.  To do this, they need your help.

Currently running 5 school based clubs and one public club, Code Club are looking to expand and to do that they need volunteers and venues.  West Midlands Co-Ordinator, Tim Wilson, explains ‘We’re holding an event on 19th November for any interested parties to find out more.  We’re looking for potential venues with computers and wifi, volunteers and teachers to connect with us.’[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_video link=”″][vc_column_text]Code Club help kids learn essential problem solving skills, not just programming[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Code Clubs are a great place for young people to do more than surf the internet, it’s more about making the sites and doing cool stuff with HTML, CSS, Scratch and Python, the languages that make the stuff you use every day online, just work.  It’s not like a school environment, it’s a different project each week, and encourages kids to use their imagination and energises them to problem solve and find out answers on a voyage of computing discovery.

The kids don’t need a expensive laptop, or to lug a bulky tower along, much of the work is done online so they can log in back at school or home and carry on with projects they have started.

The event on the 19th at Telfords new Growth Hub will welcome novice adult volunteers who can help and learn at the same time, teachers, with some programming expertise but maybe haven’t taught before, and anyone who thinks they may have a suitable venue.

If you are interested in helping out, head over to twitter and take a look at @codeclubwmids or get in touch via the website:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]At the event:
-find out what’s involved in starting a Code Club
-get an overview of the training offered to volunteers
-hear about the fantastic things that our volunteers have been up to in Telford and the surrounding area
-receive help to match potential volunteers with schools looking to establish a Code Club
-answer any questions that you may have about starting and running a club.
-find out more about our new Teacher Training programme.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]richardsmithIntroducing Special guest – Richard Smith, Amazing ICT

Richard works in 8-10 schools a week supporting them to develop an innovative computing curriculum. He is a Computing at School hub leader and a CEOP Ambassador. His web site is well used as a source of ideas and free resources.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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