Laura Kirsop is Code Club's Managing Director. Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led, after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. Previously, Laura worked as an ICT Coordinator in an Inner London primary school where she lead a number of innovative projects that improved digital literacy and computing skills.
Given that the new computing curriculum is coming into effect after the summer, we revisit an article the Code Club’s managing director Laura Kirsop, where she examines the importance of coding at school.
For the last two years, everyone’s been talking about learning to code. From Google chairman Eric Schmidt, to will.i.am and Barack Obama. But what is coding and why is it important for our kids to learn to do it?