With a tear in our eyes, we bring you this message from Code Club co-founder Clare Sutcliffe.
After six incredible years at Code Club and the Raspberry Pi Foundation, I’ve made the difficult but exciting decision to search out new adventures and challenges.
When I co-founded Code Club back in April 2012, I had no idea it would grow to the size and vibrancy it has today. I’m incredibly proud that Code Club now reaches over 100,000 children a week in more than 10,000 clubs around the world!
I’ve had the immense privilege of visiting some of these clubs to witness the impact our work has — there’s nothing like watching a Code Club in action to make my heart sing. Since Code Club merged with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, it has continued to go from strength to strength, and it’s a joy to see it thriving in its new home with an excellent team behind it.
I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has supported me and Code Club over the last six years, and I hope that you continue to do so in the future. Thank you to every partner who donated to Code Club: it meant that I could build an amazing team, open more clubs, and ultimately inspire more children to learn to code. Thank you to everyone who volunteers at clubs: without you, I’d just be a crazy lady with an idea — you’re the ones who made it real.
So whilst Code Club continues, it’s on to the next adventure for me — if you’re interested in seeing what I get up to in future, you can find me at @ClareSutcliffe on Twitter.
Good luck & have fun! Over and out.