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 theme for the Monday sessions are Chip Music. Come with us now on a musical journey from the 1950s to the 1990s as we dive into the electronics and programming behind the biggest hits! Sessions include:
- Sign Up & Intro
- Electronics of Sound
- Square Waves
- Sine Waves
- Filters & Effects
- Mod Trackers
With the Wednesday sessions, take your coding skills to the next level by making your own text-based adventure game in Python!
Friday‘s sessions will look at learning and playing with tech in a fun environment. From beginners to advanced machine learning in Python. Examples of subjects covered in past sessions includes: Cyber security, game development, animation, 3D modelling, website development and much more.