Back in October 2016, Coding Workshops for Kids was born. It was started by a Mum with two young kids, eager to introduce creative computing concepts to her own children but when she couldn't find a coding club in her local area, she decided to embark on a journey to set up her own coding club to educate and teach children in her local community.
October 2016: Scratch Programming
Purchased 15 HP laptops (pictured above), downloaded Scratch, a visual computer programming language, signed a hiring agreement with Epping North Public School and conducted the first Scratch computer programming workshop with 15 local kids aged from 7 years and up on a Sunday for an hour.
Due to demand, Python Programming was introduced, and the Sunday afternoon coding sessions increased to 4 hours, and kids from other areas were travelling far and wide to attend our workshops.
2019: Coding Workshops for Kids Journey Ends
Due to personal changes, regrettably Coding Workshops for Kids closed its coding sessions despite the growing demand for its continuation from parents and kids alike. We were thrilled and proud to have sparked coding joy in many children.
Media & Awards
District Northern Times Newspaper
July 2018, Coding Workshops for Kids were featured as the Main Cover Story on the The District Northern Times newspaper with the title: 'Ahead of the game'
Local Business Awards: Finalist, 2018
In 2018, Coding Workshops for Kids were Finalists in Outstanding Education Service category by the Northern Districts Local Business Awards.
2020: Online Coding Courses for Kids and Parents
Due to popular demand, Coding Workshops for Kids is making a comeback but this time, we are returning as ONLINE COURSES, kids and parents can undertake together or individually.
Exploring Programming Languages
Today, nearly all web pages are written using HTML (HyperText MarkUp Language) code. HTML is a great way of creating the basic structure of your webpage. HTML documents are made up of individual HTML elements. Elements are created using Opening and Closing tags. Each tag is the name of the element enclosed in angle brackets (<>). The content goes between the tags. Each HTML tag is an instruction to your web browser, telling it how to show the content on your screen.
CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a programming language that works with HTML to make your web page look good. HTML looks very boring on its own, so you use CSS to change the colour, font and position of text and images. CSS will let you make a piece of text bigger or smaller, change your background colour or position an image in the centre of a page.
Python is one of the most popular computer programming languages in the world. It is a text-based computer programming language. You write the instructions using a mixture of English words, punctuation characters, symbols and numbers. Python is portable. This means you can write and run Python code on lots of different computers. It is used to build millions of apps, games and websites.
Preview: What is Python Programming? Video Lesson
This is a preview of a video lesson looking at Python Programming Getting Started: What is Python Programming?