1,100 sign up in days for Redgate’s free Kids Coding Club
More than 1,100 children are signed up to Redgate’s Kids’ Coding Club within days of its launch.
The Cambridge software company announced the online sessions to help youngsters, aged six to 14, continue learning while the schools are closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The free online workshops will run every Friday from April 3, run by volunteers at the company.
Redgate Software said: “We believe STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects are a critical part of a well-rounded education. But we know that figuring out how to keep our children engaged in those subjects is going to be tricky while we’re all at home.
“We hugely value the work of all of the teachers, lecturers and classroom assistants across the world, and we’re not going to pretend for a minute we can do a better job than these heroes. But, we’re still going to lend a hand if we can.”
The workshops will use the Scratch, the free visual programming language tool, which can run in a browser or can be downloaded onto your laptop at https://scratch.mit.edu/download.
Once you’ve signed up for the workshops, you will be sent a link for each class and be prompted to download the free video conferencing tool Zoom.
The company said it was delighted with the response so far.
“It’s making a lot of people at Redgate smile,” said Redgate’s Matt Hilbert.
Sign up using this online form.
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