With National Coding Week starting on Monday (September 17th), we look at the local events that are encouraging a generation of pint-sized programmers to get hands on with coding.

There are a number of libraries across East Sussex that run weekly Code Clubs aimed at children aged 8-13. They are run by volunteers and use the www.codeclub.org curriculum which includes Scratch, HTML and Python. The sessions are designed to build confidence and encourage creativity in these 3 different coding languages.

Each term has 12 projects for the children to work through, or they can work on their own project with the guidance of volunteers.
Would your child fancy taking part? Take a look at the events taking place below (booking is required so all are subject to availability) and they’ll know their programs from their pixels in no time.

  • Battle Library
    7 Market Road, TN33 OXB, Battle
    Thursdays, 3.45pm-4.45pm
  • Eastbourne Library
    Grove Road, BN21 4TL, Eastbourne
    Thursdays, 4pm-5pm
  • Lewes Library
    Styles Field, BN7 2LZ, Lewes
    Thursdays, 4pm-5pm
  • Hastings
    13 Claremont, TN34 1HE Hastings
    Thursdays, 4.15pm-5.15pm
  • Uckfield
    Library Way, TN22 1AR Uckfield
    Thursdays, 4pm-5pm

All clubs run during term-time only.

Have a question? Email code.clubs@eastsussex.gov.uk with any enquiries.

Fancy volunteering at one of the Code Clubs? No knowledge of coding is required, just an interest to learn, as full training and support will be given. You can fill out a form here.