Code Club Australia are the masterminds behind Moonhack, the much loved global event that brings children together to code on the theme of ‘planet-saving solutions’!
We share three reasons why your Code Club should join this year’s Moonhack, which takes place between 24 and 30 May.
1. Learn alongside young coder Clayton
Australian coder Clayton (aged 8) is excited for people to join him on Moonhack to learn about the Gomeroi people of Australia through the Scratch project ‘Dhinawan in the sky’ and the story of the Dark Emu.
The story of the Dark Emu has been passed down within Australian Aboriginal communities, who are the world’s oldest astronomers. Tess Reading from Code Club Australia explains more about the importance of the Dhinawan story.
2. A great way to get started with code
Nicola Curnow, Program Manager for Code Club Australia, shares why Code Clubs from across the globe should get involved in Moonhack 2021!
“Moonhack is a great way to get started on, or continue, your coding journey! It’s fun, free, and easy to code your own planet-saving solutions.”
3. Fun, educational projects!
The Moonhack projects are educational and encourage young people to think about the world around them.
The Code Club team in the UK are interested to learn from the ‘Nature returns’ project, which was created in the wake of the severe Australian bushfires of 2020. The project helps coders to understand bush regeneration after a bushfire and learn how Indigenous Australian cultures have used fire to manage land areas for centuries.
How can my Code Club take part?
Step one: register your Code Club on Moonhack.com.
Step two: if your club is running online or in person, choose a date between 24 and 30 May to code your Moonhack projects.
That’s it! Your club is now set to have fun and join thousands of other curious coders from across the world to code planet-saving solutions!
Celebrate your code
Make sure you share your coding achievements with Code Club Australia on Twitter using the hashtag #Moonhack.