In September 2019 we started ‘Young City Coders’ as an after-school coding club for Aberdeen. It runs twice-monthly, in the ONE Tech Hub on Schoolhill, where we are based.
We are grateful to InoApps for providing the sponsor funding which helps us make this happen!
We saw that the number of code clubs for young people is limited and we know that there is a need and desire for a club like this.
Parents or carers can register interest in obtaining a place for a youngster here on this form which our partners ONE Codebase set up and administer: https://codebase.typeform.com/to/UT74Xa
Our first intake of young coders attracted 23 attendees. We hope to be able to increase our capacity as we get more mentors onboard. If you would like to volunteer as a mentor please get in touch. We use the STEM Ambassador programme to to ensure that all of our mentors are PVG-checked.
Our sessions follow a Coder Dojo model. We offer mentorship to help the young coders complete projects and learn to make computers do what they want them to do. We are there to help them learn to code.
We have compiled this list of resources to get started with learning to code as well as ideas for projects.