This year we’ve seen the curious minds of young coders rise to the challenge and adapt quickly to an online coding or virtual Code Club experience. Even if their Code Club has been paused, they’ve found clever ways to continue to develop their coding skills.
Their resilience and creativity has shone through and it’s now time to hear what they’ve been working on and celebrate their achievements!
Say hello to Luna
Luna from the UK is 10 years old. During lockdown she’s been using her skills to teach her sister Skye to code.
Here is how Luna introduced Skye to coding:
“I gave Skye the first project I ever did to practise on when I first joined Code Club so she could see how it worked. I like to put together mini projects and experiment.”
Check out Luna’s project, it made the Code Club team smile a lot!
Hiya to Logan and Ryland!
Brother and sister Logan (10) and Ryland (8) are part of the CSI Code Club in the US. We asked Logan what new skill he learnt while taking part in his online Code Club:
“I learnt how to make things bounce.”
Ryland who has recently taken up coding shared why she now loves to code:
“I love coding because if I can do coding, I can design new things!”
Logan summed his Code Club up in three words: awesome, amazing, and creative.
Ryland said her Code Club leader was loving, caring, and helpful.
مرحبا مصطفى (Welcome Mustafa)
While at home Mustafa, aged 9 from Iraq, has enjoyed taking part in the Digital Making at Home activities as it helped him develop his coding skills.
“Digital Making at Home is really amazing and I really enjoyed it.”
With his dad Ali — who set up Al-Ayn Code Club — they set about recording Digital Making at Home projects in Arabic to make them accessible to their Code Club community.
Xanti, aged 9, has been attending the online Cranmere Code Club in the UK. Over the last three months, she’s worked on this maze project. We asked Xanti what inspired this project:
“I have a friend who makes loads of maze projects and I wanted to give it a go, I couldn’t work out how to make the key unlock the door but I made a list and added the key.”
She describes Richard, her Code Club leader as funny, helpful, and imaginative.
हेय रिचर्ड (Hey Richard!)
Richard, aged 14, attends Infant Jesus MHSS, Kalpakkam, in India. Richard loves creating with code:
“I love creating animations and I feel like coding is my platform.”
When his club went online, it challenged him to learn more by himself:
“I learnt using variables more proficiently and also to use motion effects in the projects. I’m also learning to debug by myself.”
Take a look at our club guidance, sign up for an upcoming community call, or watch back one of our recent webinars on topics from how to guide and engage your learners online, to introducing web development in your club.
Don’t forget to share your Code Club stories with us on Twitter at Code Club UK or Code Club World and use the hashtag #MyCodeClub
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