Free Coding Lessons For Children (7-17) - Barclays (In Branch & Online)
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Free Coding Lessons For Children (7-17) - Barclays (In Branch & Online)

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Found 18th Feb 2015
What is Code Playground?

You rarely see it, but computer code runs our world. Everything from the website you’re reading to the traffic lights on our roads relies on the mysterious world of code. It’s even part of the national curriculum now, and learning what makes tech tick could give your kids a head start in the world of work.

Give them a helping hand by bringing them along to a coding session with our Digital Eagles – experts who’ll guide your children as they take on fun challenges that introduce them to the basics of coding.

Get your kids involved today

We've built an online playground where kids can start to discover coding. It's a safe place where young explorers can try their hand at fun activities that are based on simple coding principles. Whet their appetite today.
Explore Code Playground (Link opens in a new window)

Book a coding session at your nearest branch

We also run monthly 2-hour coding sessions for children aged 7 to 17 in selected branches. It’s a really fun way to learn the basics and develop digital skills for the future. Bring your children along with their laptops and our Digital Eagles will help them discover coding.
Use the form on the right to find your nearest session. They’re open to children aged 7 to 17. They’ll need to bring along a laptop, and an adult. Places are limited, so book ASAP.

22 Comments

Original Poster Editor

Thanks to who changed the link, there is a certain sense of irony to my issue, I might find a 7 year old to come with me
Edited by: "BuzzDuraband" 18th Feb 2015

From the adverts on TV, I would suggest this appeals more to the lower end of that 7-17 age bracket...

Does anybody know the cities/branches available?

Original Poster Editor

papito

Does anybody know the cities/branches available?



Type your postcode in the 'Find a Code Playground workshop' locator on the 'Get Deal' page

Nothing in birmingham

nothing in Plymouth

Nice one Buzz, thanks for posting

Should I do this one or the money-laundering workshop at HSBC?

Come on children let's finish off coding "obscene_bonus.sh" let's write a new program called "Libor_Manip..."

papito

Does anybody know the cities/branches available?



I've put in a whole bunch of different family & friends postcodes (including using a space character between the postcode) and not one has returned a result. Should show SOME results, even if 50 miles away, surely? I work in the industry, too!
Not the best advertising for a coding course.

davej1710

I've put in a whole bunch of different family & friends postcodes … I've put in a whole bunch of different family & friends postcodes (including using a space character between the postcode) and not one has returned a result. Should show SOME results, even if 50 miles away, surely? I work in the industry, too!Not the best advertising for a coding course.


Nothing found with my selection of postcodes either... Is it taking place at all?

These came up for me:

These are your nearest Code Playground sessions:

5 Church Street, Leatherhead, KT22 8DE

30 March 2015

10am to 12pm

Digital Eagle: Carolyn Clarke

29-33 Wormwood Street, London, EC2M 1RX

13 May 2015

10am to 12pm

Digital Eagle: Abi Abari

These are your nearest Code Playground sessions:

86 - 90 Dalton Road, Barrow, LA14 1JH

28 February 2015

2:30pm to 4:30pm

Digital Eagle: Claire Burns

Book a place

38 Market Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HR

03 March 2015

5:30pm to 7:30pm

Digital Eagle: phil mitchell

Book a place

It looks like the nearest branch for Londoners is EC2 (Shoreditch area).

smizzlopi

From the adverts on TV, I would suggest this appeals more to the lower … From the adverts on TV, I would suggest this appeals more to the lower end of that 7-17 age bracket...



I teach primary school children this (well Scratch programming, which is what Barclays have stolen but alas), and when first using it, it does seem a little simplistic but with a build up of the code can become quite complex and is rather fun to use even for someone like me! Just got to have the right lesson plans for the appropriate ages!

drnkbeer

I teach primary school children this (well Scratch programming, which is … I teach primary school children this (well Scratch programming, which is what Barclays have stolen but alas), and when first using it, it does seem a little simplistic but with a build up of the code can become quite complex and is rather fun to use even for someone like me! Just got to have the right lesson plans for the appropriate ages!



Yes, I teach Scratch as well to Year 6 & 7 but they never tire of it .... - there is also a very good Doctor Who coding page available on the BBC website -

signed up for one in Derby. cheers.

wendiewoo

These are your nearest Code Playground sessions:Book a place38 Market … These are your nearest Code Playground sessions:Book a place38 Market Street, Lancaster, LA1 1HR03 March 20155:30pm to 7:30pmDigital Eagle: phil mitchellBook a place




Phil Mitchell?!?!?!?

went to the Kings Heath, Birmingham on Wednesday, (i booked the session back in mid january) only about 10 kids turned up, it was a basic introduction to scratch, but most of the kids had already used scratch before in school. the branch manager ran the workshop, he said this was a one off workshop and depending on the feedback from the group they may have more of these workshops and the kids would be invited back, or workshops at other branches would be offered.

Heat added but nothing offered around Cambridge? :-(

Code Academy or Code Club are probably better, plus your kids won't be being taught by criminals.

This is just social conditioning to get kids to like and respect sick liars in suits

Does anybody know the closest workshop to Lincoln? Thanks
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