Lots of our volunteers asked us if they could visit and see a Code Club in action before they started volunteering. So, about a year ago, we created a network of Star Clubs – totally awesome Code Clubs who were open to welcoming visitors who wanted an insight into what a Code Club session was like.
So far, our Star Clubs have had visits from volunteers, politicians, journalists and even VIPs from other countries. They have participated in photo shoots, filming and some of them have been on the television!
Now we are really proud to say that we are welcoming an additional 15 Star Clubs to the scheme, including our first ever library Star Club! Woohoo!
Welcome to Abbey Community Primary School, Bournemouth Collegiate Prep School, Bucklebury C Of E Primary School, Bun-sgoil taobh na Pairce, Christ Church Carnforth CofE Primary School, Coleg Meirion Dwyfor, Exeter Library, Groggan Primary School, Little London Community Primary School, Ludworth Primary School, Meriden CE Primary, Rosebank Primary School, St Wilfrid’s RC Primary School, Towngate Primary School, West Town Lane and Ysgol Tycroes :)
“There are thousands of Code Clubs up and running around the country but there is also the potential for many thousands more to be created to open up the fun and excitement of coding to even more young people – being recognised as a Star Club not only acknowledges the achievements of our club members but also allows us to help spread the love of coding to others by supporting new and existing clubs to flourish in our area.”
Jon Rogers, Code Club volunteer, Meridan C of E Primary School
You can check out their locations on the Star Clubs map and if you want to visit, you can contact them through our website.
Congratulations to the new Star Clubs! We look forward to another year of exciting visits.