Code Club is a regular session that we offer in a number of branches across YPRL. In these sessions, children aged 8+ learn to create animations, games, and digital stories in a computer language called Scratch. YPRL's Code Club is affiliated with Code Club Australia, part of an international network of clubs that encourage kids to get coding.
Scratch is a computer language developed especially for kids. It easily enables you to create your own interactive stories, games, and animations through the use of block-based coding, where blocks can be dragged and dropped to form links and sequences. Once completed, projects can be shared and enjoyed by others.
What started as a free interactive activity for kids between 8–12 years old, now sees parents joining in and creating their own code!
Scratch makes coding easy to learn, and kids really grow in confidence with what they can create. Scratch is a great starting point that leads into other coding languages such as Python and Java Script, and is also essential to robotics, such as LEGO WeDo and LEGO EV3.
Scratch projects are endless, and kids bring their own creativity and imagination to make their projects come to life, collaborating with other kids, and sharing ideas.
YPRL runs classes at Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub, Diamond Valley Library, and online.
Ivanhoe Library and Cultural Hub: every Tuesday from 4 pm to 5 pm during school term.
Diamond Valley Library: every Thursday from 4 pm to 5 pm during school term.
Virtual Code Club: Online on the first Wednesday of the month from 4 pm to 5 pm.