So 2020. That was a strange one! Jam Coding entered the new year with the same goals as the last. To reach as many children as possible and deliver vital life skills to the next generation of digital citizens.
We have adapted and extended our services to meet an ever-growing market and need. Our virtual classroom initiative, which we launched last spring, remains as popular going into 2021. This service includes laptop hire, a virtual code coach and various cross-curricular lessons and activities that children can complete from home.
Even though schools are closed for most pupils, children of key workers are still in attendance and teachers are working hard to educate both those in the classroom and those at home.
Our code coaches are working in more schools to help with the delivery of the computing curriculum and allow teachers the time to catch-up pupils that may be behind from Lockdown 1.0 and 2.0. All whilst they deliver the rest of the curriculum. Teachers are heroes.
The continued closure of schools across the country has only highlighted the importance of technology and the need for services like ours. That’s why, just weeks into the new year, we launched our very first Online Coding Club.
The club will be delivered in weekly group sessions that cater for all year groups and abilities. Led by a live code coach, children aged 4 to 11 can join in via Zoom and learn to build their own computer game and complete other coding challenges.
All our clubs are educational, interactive and fun and the online sessions will be no different.
The pandemic has presented challenge after challenge, but we’re proud to be riding the tides, surfing the flow and finding new and innovative ways to do more of what we do. Where there’s a WiFi connection, there’s a way! In fact, scrap that, we don’t even need a Wi-Fi connection sometimes.