Last week we had a very busy few days at the Bett Show, the EdTech event which is held annually in London. For those of you who came along, we hope you had a great time, and to all our amazing volunteers who helped us at our stand and in workshops, we wanted to say a BIG, BIG thank you for all your hard work.
For those who couldn’t be part of the fun, we thought we’d give a quick roundup of some of the highlights of the show…
Lots of people who came to see us picked up a copy of one of our snazzy coding posters!
When we announced the poster giveaway, we also got a number of enquiries from members of the community who were keen to get their hands on some, but were unable to attend the show.
We agree that they should be available for all active Code Clubs to download for free. Therefore, we’re currently in the process of making this happen – and our aim is to get the posters uploaded to the Club Hub in the coming weeks.
We’ll also be giving away a number of the posters each month in competitions on Twitter and Facebook – so keep an eye out!
The launch of Hello World Magazine
On the first day of Bett, the Raspberry Pi Foundation started things off with a bang by launching a brand new, free magazine for educators called Hello World.
Hello World is a magazine about computing and digital making written by educators, for educators. With three issues each year, it contains 100 pages filled with news, features, teaching resources, reviews, research and much more.
The magazine is available to download for free to anyone around the world. Educators in the UK, including Code Club volunteers, can also subscribe to a free print version.
Awesome Code Club workshops
Our resident Scratch wizard (yes, that’s an official title), Rik Cross, ran a daily workshop showcasing how to build a Scratch controller. Code Club’s amazing Regional Coordinators, Dan Powell, Katharine Childs and Tim Wilson held sessions showing how to start a Code Club at schools and Dan Elwick was also joined by a number of volunteers from The Challenge, who helped him run a hands on Code Club drop in session on Saturday afternoon, where participants made some great things with code!
We had a fantastic time, and hope you did too. Thanks again to everyone who joined us, it was an amazing team effort!
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