At UEDB, we think all children should have the opportunity to learn to code, no matter who they are or where they come from.
To do this, we support the running of a free coding club for children aged 7-14, at City College Coventry, to build and share their ideas, learning along the way.
In 2016 the BBC generously donated Microbit micro controller devices. The children have found these devices to be a true inspiration to their creativity, learning how embedded controllers can be used in all sorts of situations.
Our projects are easy to follow step-by-step guides which help children learn Scratch, HTML & CSS and Python by making games, animations, and websites. The projects gradually introduce coding concepts to allow children to build their knowledge incrementally, meaning there’s also no need for the adult running the session to be a computing expert.
Code Club was founded in 2012, and in 2015 joined forces with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a registered UK charity. Code Club is a key educational programme for the Foundation, working to help many more young people learn how to build their ideas with code.