Code Club is all about our young members and helping them discover how they can use code for the things that matter most to them.
Meet 8-year-old, budding coder Oliver from Congleton in Cheshire, England. He’s recently joined Congleton Library Code Club, led by educator Rich Hind, who has been part of the Code Club community since 2016!
What do you do at Code Club?
“We code using Scratch.”
Why do you come to Code Club?
“Because I enjoy coding and want to learn more.”
What do you learn at Code Club?
“We learn what all the code blocks do and what happens when you put them together.”
What is your favourite part of Code Club?
“Coding, obviously! ”
Can you share one memory from Code Club that always makes you smile?
“Winning the biggest chocolate bar ever!”
Can you tell us about one time you helped someone else at your Code Club?
“I’ve actually not done that, no one needs help!”
Tell us about something you’ve made at Code Club that you’re really proud of!
“A bug maze”
If your friend was thinking about joining Code Club, what would you say to them?
“You learn how to use harder coding — I would tell them to join!”
If you had to describe Code Club in one word what would it be?
Complete this sentence: My Code Club leader Rich is amazing because…
“He knows everything about coding and he’s friendly.”
Code Club educator Rich had this to say about Oliver’s responses:
“I am really glad that Oliver is enjoying his time with us in Code Club (although, thinking I know everything about coding is a bit far!) and he is thoughtful and super engaged in what we do. I have seen him helping others in our class, but he is far too modest to tell you!”
You don’t need special expertise to start running your own Code Club, and you can help even more young people, like Oliver, learn coding and digital skills. Start a club today!