After school Code Club launches soon at Cessnock Library

Cessnock Library is launching a new venture for tech-savvy youngsters, with free after school Code Club on offer from Tuesday 26 April 2016.

Cessnock Library is launching a new venture for tech-savvy youngsters, with free after school Code Club on offer from Tuesday 26 April 2016.

Code Club Australia is a free, volunteer-led nationwide network who believe it is not just enough for children to know how to use technology, learning to code is now an important skill for living in a digital age.  

Library Services Coordinator Rose-marie Walters said children should understand they are in charge of the computer, and can (and should) make it do what they want—not the other way around.  

“Learning to code does not just mean kids can become developers; it strengthens their problem solving skills and logical thinking, and supports key academic subjects such as science, maths and technology,” Ms Walters said.  

“Code Club is about fun, creativity, and learning through exploring.”  

Code Club projects teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites.  

Cessnock Library will be running two Code Clubs during the coming school term, beginning on Tuesday 26th April:  

  • Tuesdays 4pm to 5pm for children aged 8 to 12
  • Thursdays 4pm to 5pm for aged over 13. 

To book please call Cessnock Library on 4993 4399. Bookings are essential and places are limited.

For more information about Code Club please visit www.codeclubau.org

14 April 2016