Code Club and Bloomberg release new resources to celebrate London Tech Week 2016

At Code Club, our vision for the future is one where all children are given the opportunity to learn to code and become digital makers, no matter who they are or where they are from.

So to celebrate this year’s London Technology Week, we have teamed up with a company that shares this vision: Bloomberg, the leading financial information and news leader.

Together, we have produced a coding project and accompanying assembly pack for schools to use to engage pupils’ interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects and careers.

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This coding project offers a fun way to introduce coding concepts (sequencing, selection and repetition) to children. Additionally, there is a free assembly plan to download. This offers inclusive activities to encourage pupils to think about the role technology in their own lives, then looks more widely at the different ways technology and computers can be used in the world, and in different industries and jobs.

Clare Sutcliffe, co-founder of Code Club, said: “Knowledge of computer science is key to helping children prepare for digital futures within multiple professional roles, regardless of industry or occupation. Coding is a skill that children use at school, but it can also play a role in their hobbies and careers, helping them to become doctors, artists, engineers and more.”

Bloomberg Philanthropy & Engagement harnesses the skills and talents of employees and their business expertise to support causes such as STEM education. In partnership with Code Club, Bloomberg employees were involved in the design of the project and will be delivering assemblies in partner schools across London. With a global engineering team of more than 4,000 software engineers, data scientists and infrastructure architects responsible for systems that make an immediate impact on the global financial markets.

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Download the schools pack here.