Code Club volunteers needed!


North Somerset libraries are looking for volunteers to help teach children to code.

Successful Code Clubs are already running at Portishead and Worle libraries, but Nailsea library needs a second volunteer to get their club up and running. Children at other libraries across the district would also like to attend Code Clubs, if there are enough volunteers.

Code Clubs are regular fun sessions for children aged 8-11 to learn how to create simple digital animations and computer games. They use ready-made step-by-step projects created by Code Club UK (find out more at www.codeclub.org.uk) using programming tools such as Scratch, Python and HTML. You don’t need to be an experienced computer programmer to learn to code – our existing volunteers have taught themselves, and the Code Club organisation offers lots of help and tips. Coding is now on the primary national curriculum and the library clubs offer opportunities for children to practise this skill.

If you think you might like to help children with learning to code, there will be an informal information and taster session at Clevedon library on Wednesday 17 January at 1.30pm. This will tell you more about running a Code Club. There will be a chance to get hands-on and do some coding with Scratch, and try out our library Microbits.

Sign up for this session on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/code-club-volunteer-information-and-taster-session-tickets-40781700163 or contact the library volunteering team at library.volunteers@n-somerset.gov.uk