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Code Clubs shake up ICT

Volunteers have started a nationwide ground-breaking, extra-curricular initiative to encourage children to learn how to programme computers.

Coding for the next generation

Volunteers have started a nationwide ground-breaking, extra-curricular initiative to encourage children to learn how to programme computers.

It has been brought to light recently that school children are falling behind on key ICT developments and are instead being taught how to use common place software products such as Microsoft Office.
The BBC wrote; ‘Code Clubs… will aim to instil the basics of computer programming into children aged 10-11.
‘The clubs will be built around practical hands-on tasks that will include children making games and eventually controlling robots.’
Code Club offers a range of extra-curricular activities based around getting children involved in coding as well as campaigns and e-petitions to have the movement adopted under the ICT curricular. The teaching staff utilise the range of skills and interests which they have.
The Code Club wrote in their blog that; there is growing support for changing the ICT curriculum and lobbyists have done an excellent job in making it a significant priority for the government to deal with. Secretary of State for Education Michael Gove called the current ICT curriculum “demotivating and dull” and at the BETT show for educational technology in London announced that a radical overhaul of the ICT curriculum would be taking place.
For more information on the Code Clubs, please follow this link: Visit Code Club

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