Two very exciting things happened today. First, our CodeClub at Malin Bridge Primary School, have been awarded a status of a Star Club! Being a Star Club is a great achievement and honour. All our kids have worked hard to get us to this point. And I am really proud of them. During the past 18 months or so we have done a great deal of coding. We have started with games written in Scratch, moved over to learn HTML and CSS and create our own websites and now we are working with hardware – building our own game console! There is a lot of soldering involved at the moment and all the kids are very excited!
But there is also another side of being a Star Club. Star Clubs are open to visits from local people interested in volunteering. So we are here to show you, that running a CodeClub is not hard at all. All you need is a bit of your time a week. And you don’t need to be an IT specialist, software engineer or a teacher. If you are not sure, just register as a volunteer on CodeClub website and arrange a visit at your local Star Club. We can show you, that running a CodeClub is fun and very rewarding experience. Please see our Star Club page to arrange a visit and we will come back to you as soon as possible and set everything up.
Secondly, Linda Broughton, CodeClub regional coordinator for Yorkshire and Humber, paid as a visit today! We’ve all had fun soldering our DIY Gamer Kits and Linda had a go too! We make steady progress, soldering one component after another, so we expect that soon we will be able to start programming them. So far we are at the push buttons, and some of the teams have already soldered the first button. Here are some pictures from our last 2 sessions.