EU Code Week: 7 - 22 October - Let's get Bradford coding!

It's EU CodeWeek 7 – 22 October (yes, it’s longer than a week for some reason) and we would like as many schools and organisations in Bradford to get involved. This is a great opportunity for your children to showcase their coding skills with the wider community and parents.

It would be great if you could run an event in school to get as many children involved in coding or run an after school event using enthusiastic children to do some coding with parents or other members of the communities.

You probably have children who are already very competent creating code in Scratch, Kodu, Python, etc. who could create and deliver a simple introductory session for the community. If not, you could ask them to use the ready-made materials available online from sites such as Code Club (www.codeclub.org.uk) or the Hour of Code (https://code.org/learn).

If you have Digital Leaders at your school this is a great opportunity for them to showcase their skills and lead a coding event at or on behalf of your school.

If you feel more ambitious it would be great to partner up with a local organisation / business such as your local library and arrange for the children to deliver a session there. If you are interested in delivering such a session at school or working with an organisational partner please contact Beth.Simpson@bradford.gov.uk who is co-ordinating events across Bradford. She is also in contact with local organisations and businesses looking for young people to code at their venues and will try partner you up if you wish to run an event offsite. Further details of the EU CodeWeek Bradford can be found here: http://theblog.is/lac/2017/09/04/codeweek-is-coming-lets-get-bradford-coding/

 

 


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Published: 06/09/2017
Audience: Primary Headteachers, Computing subject leaders
Contact: Beth Simpson

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