Join our free virtual coding club

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

Our commitment to providing children with the skills they need to develop and grow continues, and we now offer after-school code clubs for children aged 9-16. Technoclub is an opportunity for young people to gain computing experience during live interactive sessions outside of school.

The club provides a free weekly session where pupils will learn new Computer Science skills whilst working towards an end project goal. It’s aimed at all abilities and only requires internet access. Participants do not need any prior knowledge or experience in coding or programming to join the club. 

The club is great for those who have attended our workshops in schools, allowing them to build their skills at their own pace and in a less formal learning environment. It is also suitable for complete novices as the sessions are designed deliberately to accommodate learners of all levels.

Technoclub is run by our experienced and dedicated Delivery Officers, who rotate their teaching so that each session is new and fresh. A wide range of computing topics will be covered, making use of a variety of programming languages such as Greenfoot, Logo, Python, BBC micro:bit, Scratch, Lego Mindstorm and some fun (and practical) theory-based Computational Thinking sessions.

Technoclub runs throughout the school term between 4.30pm-6.30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays, and between 4-6pm on Fridays.

The Monday sessions will cover how to build an RPG. Pupils will use MakeCode Arcade to make their own story-driven RPG game stock full of:
– Art & Maps
– Combat
– Levels
– Loot
– Quests

Wednesday’s sessions will focus on the four strands of computational thinking to provide pupils with key skills that can be applied in all walks of life. Topics will include :
– Algorithms
– Abstraction
– Decomposition
– Pattern recognition.

Friday’s sessions will look at web development, app development and Javascript for dynamic websites. We will also introduce Java and Object-Orientated Programming.

By the end of each session, students will be able to use the skills they have learnt to solve problems in fun ways.