On Wednesday 28th November @ClareSutcliffe went to the house of commons in her scary business clothes. Not because she was in trouble (for once) but because Code Club had been nominated to win an award. It was the Talk Talk Digital Heroes Awards and there was much needed funding up for grabs. We had already won the London region thanks to our supporters voting for us and we went to see who had won the national prize. There were some amazing projects from all over the UK so we were surprised to win the national award and a total of £10,000 in funding.

We love how fast Code Club is growing. This funding acts as valuable support and will give us a real boost. Big thanks to Tom Watson MP for hosting and to Talk Talk for putting on the awards in the first place!

With the clever judges Martha Lane-Fox, Sir Charles Dunstone and Lloyd Embley

Merry Christmas from Code Club

Merry Christmas Code Clubbers! We have a new project for you to finish the term with. It’s a Christmas project to get your Code Club in the festive spirit. It’s been written by the lovely Paul Finn and involves pressies, Santa Claus, reindeers and most importantly it needs coding by your kids!

Download the Christmas Capers project here and have a go!

Help our hack (please!)

We’re going to give 100 developers a Raspberry-Pi, 24 hours and electricity, wifi and food and ask them to each create a Code Club project that use a Raspberry-Pi.

The aim of the game is to create something that a 9-11 year old could make themselves. We’ll write the projects up in child friendly language and collectively they will have helped a generation to understand how computers work. Hooray! What an EXCELLENT plan.

But there’s a problem. We had a venue and sponsor all sorted but for secret reasons they’ve had to pull out. MEGA SAD FACE.

So we need your help. We need a venue in London that can hold 100 hackers for 24 hours. Saturday to Sunday on the 8th December.

Next we need a sponsor. We need a total of £5000 to put this event on in order to feed and water our hard working hackers for 24 hours.

So who can help? Can you help? Is someone you know in charge of sponsorship budgets or venue space? Then please ask them to email linda@codeclub.org.uk asap.

Please help us make this happen.

Clare and Linda