Code Club comes to Portsmouth

Code Club visits PortsmouthWorcester, UK – 10 June 2014 – “What’s your Postcode?” company, Postcode Anywhere, is delighted to announce its support for Code Club a ‘not-for-profit’ nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs aimed at 7 – 11 year olds.

The nationwide network of volunteers plays a key role in the success of the Code Club program, as they organise and run the weekly hour-long sessions which teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites.

Postcode Anywhere has pledged its commitment to support Code Club by sponsoring its vital volunteer recruitment events to be held at key locations throughout the country. The purpose of the events is to thank existing volunteers and to recruit new volunteers.

Code Club is holding a volunteer recruitment event, called Code Pub, in Portsmouth on the 12th June at the Hampshire Rose located on the London Road in Widley. Event organisers are hoping to attract volunteers with software coding experience from the many SME technology businesses which exist in and around the area.

Paul Tansom, director of Aptanet, a Waterlooville-based company providing IT infrastructure to SME’s and the ‘not-for-profit’ sector is a Code Club volunteer and STEM Ambassador. He is keen to get as many potential volunteers to the event as possible in the hope that he will be able to enlist their help.

As a self-confessed IT Geek, Paul is a volunteer at Morelands Primary School, Waterlooville and is also a Code Club Pro trainer. He recommends the Code Club volunteer experience to other like-minded people with software coding experience that are willing to give up an hour a week of their time.

He said: “With imagination and creativity technology is a powerful tool. Code Club is more than teaching kids to program, it is about giving them the opportunity to explore, have fun and be in charge of the potential it offers.

“As a volunteer running a Code Club, seeing the kids realise that they can be creative with technology and decide for themselves what they want it to do is immensely rewarding.”

Code Club’s overall aim is to give as many children as possible the chance to learn to code, and it cannot achieve its objectives without the help of volunteer programmers. The ‘not for profit’  is hoping that the Portsmouth and other scheduled UK events will take it nearer to its target of having a Code Club in 25% of schools by 2015.

For free registration or to find out more about the event please visit:

https://codeclubports.eventbrite.com

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