Why digital literacy matters
Code Club will teach your child much more than how to program a computer.
Kids won’t get another dose of passive screen time at their weekly club. Instead, they will become active creators of this new digital world. Our projects are fun, creative and will help your child understand how to solve problems by breaking them down into smaller problems.
Our first set of projects uses Scratch, which is specifically designed for kids by the MIT Media Lab. We encourage children to carry on with their projects at home if they have enjoyed them. You can either download and install it on your home computer, or use it directly online.
Tell your school about Code Club
First, explain the idea to your kids. Show them our games and ask if they want to create their own games. Does their little face light up? Would their friends be interested too?
If your child would like to join a code club, then there are some things you can do to help.
Get in touch with your local school and tell them about the existence of Code Club. Contact us and together we will look for a programmer and a local teacher who can volunteer to lead your club.
Try chatting to some other parents or the parent’s association and see if they sound interested. Then get a meeting with your school’s head teacher to explain why it is so important to your child and how it will help the school. If the school isn’t interested, there are surely other suitable venues like libraries, museums or Maisons Relais.
Once all the administrative hurdles have been overcome and the club is running, you can still contribute to its success throughout the year. Help coach the children during the first sessions. Host an open-door meeting at the end of each term to let the children proudly show their creations. Sponsor a thank-you present for the volunteers and Code Club t-shirts for the kids.
Code Club is the result of a lot of goodwill from everyone!