Last week we were invited along to HP’s offices in central London to meet the Code Club from Wapping High, who were showcasing the coding projects they have been creating over the course of this school term.
Back in January the students were set the challenge of creating a program in Scratch, HTML & CSS, Python or Java (for the more experienced) that could be shared with HP staff at the end of the term. Most of the club’s members are in year 7 & 8 and were complete newcomers to computer coding when they first started the club.
Kerstyn, a governor at Wapping High who runs the club, told us: “The students have been inspired by the projects provided by Code Club to help them learn the skills needed to create their games and quizzes. The club is run in an informal way that relies heavily on self-directed learning, it’s been great to see the progress the children have made.”
We were really impressed by the projects the club had worked on, including Python coding quizzes and Scratch animations.
As well as being shown each of the projects, learning how they were designed and some of the challenges involved, we also heard from the students about why they decided to get involved with the club:
“I like coding because it’s unique and can be really exciting – when I grow up I want to be a programmer” – Tanseen, year 7 pupil
“I like playing video games, so I wanted to learn how to make them” – Seb, year 7 pupil
It’s fantastic to see older children using Code Club’s projects to help build their own exciting coding projects and develop their programming skills. Do you use our projects to teach older children, or even adults to code? Get in touch – we’d love to hear your story!