You may have noticed a lot of articles and shows about space exploration and the Moon Landing lately – this is because Saturday 20 July is the 50th Anniversary of the first Moon Landing, achieved by the Apollo 11 mission.
At the library we can offer children and youth aged 8-17 a very personal way to celebrate this special anniversary – by helping to set a new Moonhack World Record!
Moonhack aims to set the world record for the greatest number of kids coding. The world record was first set in 2016 and has been broken every year since. This year the goal is for 40,000 young people participating worldwide! This will be the third year that young coders from YPRL have joined in this annual event.
Moonhack is all about encouraging young people to learn to code, because digital literacy is an important skill in the modern world.
Thomastown and Diamond Valley Libraries are hosting special Moonhack sessions next week, on Tuesday 23 July and Thursday 25 July respectively. Participating children will be completing projects in Scratch. These sessions are suitable for beginners to experienced coders Age 8+. Full instructions will be available, or children can create their own moon-themed projects!
Thomastown Library session : Book Here
Diamond Valley Library session: Book Here
Coding for Kids