This Summer, on Saturday 25 August (2-3:30 pm), we will be running a free Coding Club at Ashford Congregational Church hall for up to 20 young people aged 7-11.
The Club offers them the opportunity to learn programming skills (using Scratch or HTML) in a fun, creative, social and informal environment.
But why run an event like this? Technology and its uses in everyday life are rapidly advancing (e.g. self-driving cars, smart homes, voice-activated personal assistants, etc). For example, according to the Future of Jobs report in 2016 by the World Economic Forum, some of the most in-demand occupations or specialities did not exist ten or even five years ago, and the pace of change is set to accelerate. By one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist!
That means an understanding of programming languages is increasingly important in the modern world and although it’s never too late, it’s both better and easier to learn these skills early.
Spaces for this event are limited so to go to https://codingatacc.eventbrite.co.uk to book your place
For more information please email us or speak to Ula Ojiaku or Liam Maguire on a Sunday Morning.
Please note that a laptop computer is required to attend this event.