Coding clubs are coming to Brixton and Streatham libraries

15 September 2014

Written by: Campaigns team

Better Lambeth - Children and young people - Focus on Brixton - Focus on Streatham - Jobs and skills

A fun club for children where they can learn coding and other skills while creating computer games, animations and websites.

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Coding clubs are coming to Brixton and Streatham libraries

Coding clubs are coming to libraries.  Coding, if you haven’t heard, is big news.  Learning to code is an important skill now we’re living in a digital age. It’s not just enough for children to know how to use technology. They should know how it works and how to build it too. Learning to code doesn’t just mean you can become a developer – it strengthens problem solving and logical thinking skills, and is useful for a range of other disciplines, careers and hobbies.

What happens at Code Club?

Each week the students will progress and learn more whilst at the same time using their imaginations and making creative projects. They’ll use Scratch to teach the basics of programming. Learn the basics of web development using HTML and CSS, Python and so on.

So if your kids want to learn how to create computer games, animations and websites, sign them up.

Where are Code Clubs happening?

Brixton Library –  Thursday 18 September, 4 to 5pm

Streatham Library – October start date to be announced.

How to find out more

Contact individual libraries for more information.


2 Thoughts on “Coding clubs are coming to Brixton and Streatham libraries

  1. Mr Bootle says:

    Very excited by this. Hoping there will be weekend classes? Week days are quite full. Be great if it’s expanded to other libraries, eg West Norwood 🙂

    • Zoey Dixon - Development Librarian: Digital, Information and Channel Shift says:

      Hi Mr Bootle.

      We are hoping to have Code Clubs at all of our Lambeth Libraries by the end of the year, that includes West Norwood. As Code Club uses volunteers to teach the kids, the day chosen is one that is also suitable for them. Hopefully we’ll be able to find some volunteers who would be happy to help run weekend classes.

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