Code Club Australia launching in May

codeclub logoCode Club Australia is to launch in May. Following the highly successful UK format, Code Club will form a network of volunteer-led after school Code Clubs for kids aged 9-11.

Code Club Australia’s mission is “to give every child in Australia the chance to learn to code by providing project materials and a volunteering framework that supports the running of after-school coding clubs.” Having run after school coding clubs myself for years, and long advocated for children to learn to code, I can only say that having a structure which provides materials and guidance is absolutely fantastic. I’m delighted and excited to see this coming to Australia.

To start the ball rolling, eight primary schools have been selected across Australia including in Sydney:

  • Hampden Park;
  • Lakemba;
  • St Ives;
  • Lindfield East; and
  • Bondi Beach Public School.

Code Club’s website sets out what they are aiming to achieve and how you can get involved. They are clearly going to need lots of support to really take off.  If it can get that support, this is exactly the sort of initiative that can really make a material difference. So go forth look at the website and volunteer or provide some funds – as they say on the site “Volunteering for Code Club will be the best thing you do this year. Guaranteed.”

2 thoughts on “Code Club Australia launching in May

  • November 17, 2014 at 10:22 pm
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    Can you confirm that Hampden Park and Lakemba wil be doing coding club next year? Can you tell me what days? Can we link into it if we do not go to these schools? Desparately trying to help a young girl get into coding!!!

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