Last month, a brand-new Scratch module was launched called ‘Look after yourself’.
This module has six projects based on wellbeing, which will get children making digital games, interactive animations, and apps!
Let’s try the projects!
Our colleagues at the Raspberry Pi Foundation have been trying the projects. Find out how they got on:
“Relax and stretch is based on an exercise routine project that I worked on with my 11-year-old son during the lockdown. We tried a few exercise apps and videos but none of them did exactly what he wanted so he decided to write his own. That’s the great thing about being able to code: you can make stuff that’s useful to you.”
Tracy Gardner, Content and Curriculum Manager
“My daughter developed a love of puzzles during the summer, so when we came across Focus on the prize, naturally, she couldn’t wait to try it out. We’ve had great fun in both doing the project and challenging members of the family to complete the challenge.”
Darren Bayliss, Programme Coordinator, Code Club Ireland
“Being 9 years old can be hard, so when my son was feeling a bit ‘funny’ about life, we opened the laptop and tried out the Butterfly garden project. It was the perfect distraction and he had such fun making it. I loved that he was worried about the butterflies flying all the time so extended the project by coding some rest breaks. Apparently, ‘it is important to take breaks’!”
Lorna Gibson, Programme Manager, Code Club
“I recently moved and now live far away from any woods or hiking. I love the Serene scene project because I can code what I miss most about the outdoors: trees, animals, and forest sounds! I can even add rain sounds, which always helps me to relax. I think for my next scene, I’ll have to add some snow :)”
Christina Foust, Club Programs Manager, USA
A new certificate
To celebrate this module, we have designed a new ‘Look after yourself’ certificate to recognise children’s achievements.
If you’re based in the UK, the USA, or Ireland, head to your dashboard to download your copy of the ‘Look after yourself’ certificate.
If you’re based outside of the UK, the USA, or Ireland, head to our Code Club International website to download the certificate.
Digital Making at Home
The Digital Making at Home team has created a fun range of videos to support young coders to follow this module. If you like, you could use these videos in your online sessions, or send them out as remote activities.