Mayfair Coding Club

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Mayfair Coding Club

Mayfair Coding Club

Mayfair Library By Mayfair Library

Experienced staff from Mayfair Library will hold a weekly coding club, for children aged 5 to 11, in the Mayfair Community Space at Mercato Mayfair and event rooms at Mayfair Library.

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Mayfair library established its tech initiative in 2017 with the introduction of the IXL and Coding Club. For 2020 we plan on branching out the coding club’s curriculum by increasing the age range and the number of children per session. Children from Form One (5 years) to Form Six (11 years) will learn how to create websites, games, apps, robots (and much more) using iPads, LEGO, and other programming tools. Visual programming will be used to foster creativity without weighing the children down with the technical and abstract aspects of coding. The main coding environment the children will use to learn is called Scratch Programming. Scratch is a well-researched coding platform used by 50 million kids, educators, and parents worldwide. For children aged 5-7 we will be using Scratch Jr – the same intuitive environment but made for a much younger audience. The club will be led by experienced Mayfair library staff and local volunteers with computing and engineering backgrounds.

What we'll deliver:

  • Weekly clubs for children – each session runs for 1 hour
  • Each child will use an iPad, keyboard, and other equipments free of charge
  • Quarterly coding projects and competitions for children to showcase their creativity

Why it's a great idea:

Programming for the digital age is not just about technology, it’s also about creativity, teamwork, and empowerment. However, the greatest hurdle is the technology itself. Tablets, laptops, and their accessories are not cheap and rarely free. By providing free programming tools in a communal environment, Mayfair Coding Club will help equip the future generation with the right educational tools to build solid foundations that will benefit them in all walks of life personally and professionally. Coding is rewarding, useful for thinking outside the box, and great for building knowledge and transferable skills that can be applied universally.

Steps to get it done:

  • Buying 10 iPads
  • Buying 10 tablet keyboards

The first lesson will start on Wednesday 27th May 2020, from 4pm till 5pm. If you are interested in signing your child up to the coding club, or have any other questions, please contact Elisabeth at epeters@westminster.gov.uk

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Location City of Westminster

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Mayfair, Westminster

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City of Westminster

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How will the money be spent?Total £4,637

10 iPads - £3,490 (75%)
10 keyboard folios - £700 (15%)
Other - £447 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

75%
10 iPads
£3,490
15%
10 keyboard folios
£700
10%
Other Read More
£447
  • Spacehive fees
    £210
  • Transaction Fees
    £195
  • VAT
    £42

Overfunding

This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • We would like to ultimately accommodate 20 children for each club session so the more donations we receive over our target, the more iPads and accompanying equipment we can buy.

Total £4,637

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