Following on from my thoughts about starting a code club, I seem to have gone ahead and done it.
On Monday I popped in to my old primary school St. Margaret’s, picked up the contact details for the ITC teacher and fired of an email when I got to the office. Same day I noticed @stevieflow tweeting about the North West cold club meet that was taking place that week, so I hopped on to Eventbrite and booked my place.
Thursday evening we met at the offices of CTI Digital, a digital agency specialising in ecommerce websites, who’s director @pdjohnson is heavily involved in the promotion of Code Club, we discussed exhausting clubs, what works, what doesn’t and how we can improve. I left feeling even more enthusiastic about the program.
Friday I got a call from Miss Hacking from St. Margaret’s (if that isn’t a good omen I don’t know what is), I offered to pop in, and we met after school finished, we discussed the club, had a look round the school and agreed to go ahead.
Now its all on me, Ive applied to be a STEM Ambassador. STEM provide volunteers who are passionate about Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (sound like anyone you know?) to schools and colleges to help and inspire young people into technical careers. Once I hear back from STEM, I’ll need to attend an induction, and they will provide insurance me and get me the CRB clearance to work with the kids, once that come through we can set a date.
All in all, a very productive week.
Picture by @CTISN