Here at First Coding we offer comprehensive coding lessons for children aged between 7 and 14 years old. Covering the important concepts of programming in a fun and creative environment, we help provide the building blocks for your child to build on their creative ideas whilst all the time gaining confidence in computing.
“I cannot recommend Jez highly enough. He tutored my son who found his sessions interesting, fun and wanting to learn more.”
We will introduce your children to coding through the visual programming tool Scratch, which is a gateway to developing in Python – a widely-used language. Not only will your child grow in confidence but they’ll enjoy bringing their ideas to life. Whilst your child is having fun, you can be assured that our learning programmes will support the curriculum and provide your child with skills for life.
IT’S COMPETITION TIME
It’s that time of the year again where we launch our summer competition. The previous years have seen some great ideas being submitted and so we’re really looking forward to see what gets made this year.
The competition is open to all ages and abilities, runs for the month of August and games must be made in Scratch. This year, entries need to be based on a theme set by First Coding. This year’s competition theme is…
The competition is free to enter and entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org anytime during August. Judging will take place during the first week of September and prizes will be awarded shortly after. We will be awarding a £10 gift voucher for the best game produced as well as an additional £10 gift voucher for best creative effort.
GAME DESIGN VIDEO SERIES
Starting Friday 24th April on Facebook there will be a weekly game design video series. We would love it if you followed along and made your own version of the game – adding your own ideas too. The concept is simple, you’re one of many people in a town currently under lockdown and there’s a mystery to solve. You can only communicate with people by writing notes on paper aeroplanes and flying them to their destinations.
Salisbury recently hosted its first TEDx event and First Coding made an appearance talking about overcoming obstacles through creative coding. Click on the video below to watch the talk.
BRING FIRST CODING TO YOUR SCHOOL
Here at First Coding our service speaks for itself, so we work on recommendation. If you like what you’ve seen then consider recommending us to your school for one of our FREE interactive talks about our coding projects and discussions on how First Coding can help bring coding to the classroom. Download our headteacher’s letter.