Camden Council first to offer coding clubs in all primary schools

Camden Council is the first local authority to introduce computer programming clubs in all of its primary schools.

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Camden Council is the first local authority to introduce computer programming clubs in all of its primary schools.

The council is providing the clubs with the support of volunteers from University College London (UCL) and Google, reports The Guardian.

The programming clubs will be offered in 41 primary schools, and it is estimated that around 600 children will be taught how to code.

Last year, it was reported, not a single Camden pupil took a computing A-level. It is hoped the new coding clubs in Camden primary schools will eventually turn this situation around.

From this month, Camden schoolchildren will be shown how websites, computer games and other applications and services they take for granted are designed and produced.

The council's move comes ahead of a new schools computing curriculum coming into force in September 2014. The government expects that the new ICT curriculum will be shorter and therefore "more flexible and innovative".

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