Yesterday we were excited to be in Cardiff for the opening of the Samsung Code Club Regional Hub at its new home at the the city’s Central Library.
The Hub will serve as a great new community space, giving children and adults in Cardiff access to a range of digital training opportunities.
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates, was with us to officially open the new hub, and he was joined by pupils from Tredegarville Primary School, who were busy impressing the Deputy Minister with their coding skills.
As the launch also took place during National Coding Week, we were really pleased to have the co-founder of the initiative, Richard Rolfe, join us via Skype to celebrate the official official opening. We also heard speeches from Cabinet Member for Community Development, Co-operatives and Social Enterprise, Peter Bradbury, as well as Chief Executive of the Workers’ Educational Association, Mark Isherwood.
We’re looking forward to see the Central Library start its own Code Club, which will be run weekly using laptops provided by Samsung for local children from across Cardiff. The library will also host four training sessions and meet-up events a year for adults, and we hope this can encourage more clubs to be set up to offer children across Wales the chance to attend a Code Club in their local community.