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;
- 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.”