Code Club, a not-for-profit organisation that is part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation, launches its teacher volunteer recruitment campaign, which aims to increase the number of teachers involved with leading after school Code Clubs in primary schools across the UK.
The campaign will be launched across social channels, including the organisation’s Twitter and Facebook, as well as through a comprehensive email marketing campaign. No existing coding skills are necessary to become a volunteer with Code Club, and the campaign is aimed at reaching teachers who who may not yet feel confident enough with computer science or coding to start a Code Club in their local school.
Harminder, a Code Club volunteer and KS2 teacher, comments: ‘As a classroom teacher, running a Code Club has been an invaluable experience in providing me the opportunity to learn and develop my understanding of coding languages such as Scratch. As a result, I am a lot more confident at teaching children in my classroom and sharing my knowledge with other teachers in the school.’
We are extremely grateful to the people who donate their time and effort to helping children across the UK, and we would love to see even more teachers getting involved, regardless of their current knowledge of technology or coding
Code Club, which at present has over 4,000 after-school Code Clubs across the country, is a volunteer-led network that brings coding education to children aged 9-11 at no cost, through its after-school programs. Code Club relies on its volunteers, which include parents, corporate partners, local citizens and teachers, to host the Code Clubs in their regional areas.
Maria Quevedo, Director of Code Club, comments: “Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation. We have been able to achieve our success to date through our volunteers’ dedication, time and commitment to inspiring children to get excited about coding and digital making. We are extremely grateful to the people who donate their time and effort to helping children across the UK, and we would love to see even more teachers getting involved, regardless of their current knowledge of technology or coding. Code Club provides our volunteers with everything they need to successfully lead after-school Code Clubs in their local area.”
Code Club’s teacher volunteer recruitment campaign will run from 16 May and aims to set up 100 new teacher-led clubs.