The IT Kidz Code Clubs are after school computer clubs using Scratch programming.
What is Scratch?
Scratch is a visual programming language that makes it easy for young people to create their own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art – and share their creations on the web.
Scratch is developed by the MIT Media Lab and is available free of charge.
Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively – essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Scratch teaches computational thinking and problem-solving using a powerful yet simple-to-use building block approach to app creation.
Scratch is a fun and interesting way to introduce software development to students.
Clubs run for 10 weeks after school. Each child receives a Scratch Certificate of Completion from the Irish Computer Society and have the opportunity to enter the National Scratch Competition.