Digital Education
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Digital Education

Coding and digital skills are vital skills in today’s world, and computers are an ever more important part of life and work. Understanding how computers work and the best ways to interact with them will open up lots of opportunities for young people!

The coding clubs at Hearts build an excitement and interest around digital technology and supports young people to develop valuable skills for the future.

Young people attending the clubs will explore digital technology in a fun, informal, creative and social environment while developing problem solving, communication and presentation skills.

The clubs run once a week for six weeks, with all equipment provided, easy-to-follow instructions and no previous experience is necessary! 

The clubs are completely FREE for girls and boys aged 8-16 years. At present, we are running two Introductions to Coding Clubs that are as follows:

Introduction to the Microbit with CoderDojo

This Club will encourage young people aged 8-16 yrs, to get hands on with the Microbit, a tiny programmable computer designed to make learning and teaching easy and fun.  They will learn basic coding skills through lessons and challenges that include designing their very own fitness trackers, stop watches and goal-line technology.

Our next Introduction to the Microbit Club will run from Thursday, 9th May – Thursday, 13th June and registration is now open!

Please click here for "An Introduction to the Microbit with CoderDojo" (12-16 years)


Introduction to Robotics with Robotical

This Club will encourage young people aged 8-16 yrs, to get hands on with Robots and learn basic coding skills. Lessons and challenges include young people creating their own fitness routine, shooting a music video, robot football and more!

Our first Introduction to Robotics Club will run from Friday, 17th May – Friday, 21st June and registration is now open!

Please click here for "An Introduction to Robotics with Robotical" (8-12 years)
Please click here for "An Introduction to Robotics with Robotical" (13-16 years)
 

Please email hattiechandler@homplc.co.uk for more information about any of the above programmes, volunteering opportunities or general enquiries.

Our Hearts’ Coding Clubs are proudly sponsored by Baillie Gifford and powered by Dell.