Newspaper launches Code Camp

The Sun newspaper and Google join forces to teach kids how to programme computers ahead of the new curriculum launch in September

The campaign is aimed at helping parents understand coding so they can play their part in inspiring a new generation of computer programmers.

The Sun will run a number of features highlighting the importance of coding – reaching over seven million readers – and also partner with Google to open a Code Camp at Google’s London HQ to teach children how to code. 

Families and teachers can win the chance to attend Code Camp and learn how to make a computer game. One student will be given the opportunity to travel to Google in San Francisco and develop their game further with some of the best brains in technology.

David Dinsmore, Editor of The Sun, said: “Britain has a thriving software industry and some of the most innovative technology companies in the World, but the number of British young people working in these companies is declining. Coding is now an essential skill for nearly all industries and The Sun is proud to be spearheading an initiative that will help bring through the next generation of Tim Berners-Lees.”

For details on how to win a place at Code Camp visit www.thesun.co.uk/coding.