13th Aug, 2020

Redditch Library’s CoderDojo club proves their coding skills are out of this world

Harry Leach 22nd Jul, 2019

REDDITCH Library’s CoderDojo club have proved their coding skills are out of this world having communicated with astronauts on-board the International Space Station (ISS).

Such was their success that County Councillor Andy Fry (Lab, Arrow Valley West) presented the participants with awards to celebrate their achievement as part of Redditch Library’s Summer Reading Challenge Launch Event.

The Space Chase themed challenge rewards four to 12 year-olds who read six library books during the summer.

Earlier this year, 12 young members of Redditch Library CoderDojo Club wrote computer programmes which they sent to astronauts on-board the ISS.

This was in response to ‘Astro Pi: Mission Zero’, a project organised by the European Space Agency.

CoderDojo is a worldwide coding club where young people can design and programme their own apps, websites and games.

Redditch Library CoderDojo Club is open to seven to 17 year-olds and runs on the fourth Thursday of the month and the next session is at 5pm on Thursday, July 25.

Visit Redditch Library’s Page on Coderdojo.com or pop in to Redditch Library to find out more.

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