French, Spanish ... Coding?
Increasingly, coding is recognised as a language that children and young people need to learn, that will open many doors for them throughout their lives. Many initiatives now exist to broaden opportunities for students to get some first hand experience of the dynamic and creative world of coding.
CGC Key Stage 5 students were fortunate to be offered the chance to take part in a CoderDojo earlier this month, delivered by CoderDojo in partnership with Thomson Reuters and Urban Synergy. CoderDojo is a global community of free programming clubs for young people. They are run all over the world to give young people between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to learn how to develop computer code, websites, apps, programs, games, digital media and explore technology.
Our students, none of whom had ever coded before, spend the afternoon learning how to use Python to create websites, apps and games. The event took place at Thomson Reuters' offices in Canary Wharf, which gave students an additional insight into the world of work.
Thank you to all the organisations who worked hard to made this event possible.