Libraries get children coding


Children from the Code ClubOur libraries service has been helping to create the next generation of computer programmers.

The Code Club meets weekly in the Central Library and members, aged nine to 11, have been learning how to program by making computer games and animations using Scratch, a basic visual programming language.

The children were presented with certificates at the weekend to celebrate the end of term.

Councillor Jon Taylor, Cabinet Member for Community Services and Transformation said: “Coding and digital making skills are becoming more important in today’s world and the national Code Club network helps children develop these skills and build their confidence.

“Our Code Club at the Central Library has been very successful; I’m really impressed with what the children have learnt in such a short space of time. We are now looking to start new clubs in other Plymouth libraries, so more children have the opportunity to get involved.”

Our libraries service is looking for more volunteers who can spare an hour to help run clubs and share its passion for digital making. For more information email library@plymouth.gov.uk or call 305900.