Code Club
Teach young people to code and help to inspire the next generation of computer scientists!
1-2 hours per week, throughout the year
Various schools in Bristol
What is Code Club?
We place students in primary schools, libraries and Community Centres, and give them the resources and training to teach young children to code. By joining Code Clubs, you can help to inspire the next generation of computer scientists. Code Clubs currently works with Scratch, HTML, CSS and Python.
Sessions are 1 hour and are designed to be fun and interactive, encouraging the pupils to create games, animations and websites.
Why coding?
Coding is an increasingly important skill, partly for supplying our creative and computer games industries with the next generation of employees, but also because computing is becoming more and more important in our everyday lives. By denying young children the chance to learn coding, they are being locked out of a knowledge of how the world around them works.
Whilst coding has just been introduced to the curriculum, the teachers who are meant to be teaching it often don’t know how to code themselves. This is where you come in! By teaching children in Code Club, you can ensure that they get a good grounding in the skills that they’ll need later on in their lives.
These creative projects teach children much more than just IT skills; most of the schools that we're launching in have high numbers of pupils whose first language is not English so the extra tuition can really make a big difference!
What you need to know before you apply
There are a few things you need to know before you apply:
  • The programme is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students, across all disciplines.
  • We will reimburse your travel expenses.
The recruitment and training process:
  • Fill in our online application form
  • We will then email you and invite you to a selection workshop
  • We will send you safeguarding training for working with children
  • We will run workshops throughout October
  • We will then send you for an induction at a local primary school from mid October to early November (Teenage Code Club volunteers will instead have a meeting with the Code Club committee, Hub staff, and youth club staff)
  • When you have attended your induction you will be ready to start volunteering!
Have any questions about the application process or need reasonable adjustments made? Please contact **access@bristolhub.org**. We are inclusive and encouraging of all University of Bristol students who want to volunteer, and welcome BME, LGBT+ and Disabled applicants.
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