Kids learn new skills at free Code Club course

February 8, 2017 by  

Digital literacy knowledge and skills will be the focus of a new initiative to be made available to children from Seaford and throughout Frankston City.

Frankston City Council adopted the initiative, Code Club Australia, after finding great merit in the programme and its potential benefits for local children taking part.

Mayor Cr. Brian Cunial stated Code Club Australia, which currently has over 50,000 members, is aimed at children aged 9 to 11.

All members, he said, are learning to code within an environment that promotes creativity and fun, buoyed by shared exploration.

The course to be introduced at libraries throughout Frankston City is extensive, according to the Mayor, who said it will see kids trained in the art of coding, making websites, animations and computer games.

Note pads will come in handy for children taking part, because trained facilitators will be undertaking a number of informative sessions, including an introduction to computer programming languages like CSS, HTML, Python and Scratch.

Mayor Cunial said kids are being given a great opportunity to gain confidence, skills and experience, which could help shape their future endeavours.

At the same time, he said, they will be inventing, discovering and learning together through play and the fascinating power of programming.

The free Code Club programme will be held at 4:00 pm each Thursday at Frankston Library, starting tomorrow. For further information, visit the Council website.