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Kid coders can join the ‘program’ at Aldridge Library!

Code Club logo

A free Code Club designed to inspire young people interested in computer programming will be officially launched at Aldridge Library on Friday 4 March.

Run by Library staff and volunteers with computing backgrounds it has been established to help children aged 9-11years old learn to code weekly between 4 – 5 pm on Friday’s.

Starting from scratch

Code Club computer

Step-by-step projects help young people to develop programming language skills like Scratch which are then used to create computer games, animations and websites.

Developed as a nationwide network of volunteer-led free Code Clubs, the aim of the initiative is to build up coding skills so that the young people can learn new ways to analyse and solve problems. Creative approaches to thinking around problems in turn enhance vocational skills that can be used in other areas of life in later learning.

Clubbing together

Code Club kids

With more than 41,000 children learning to code in thousands of clubs throughout the UK it is hoped that this first club for Walsall Libraries will pave the way for more to be established throughout the borough.

If you would like to become a code club volunteer then visit the following site for more information: www.codeclub.org.uk

Please contact Aldridge Library for more information 01922 655569 or email  aldridgelibrary@walsall.gov.uk

Aldridge transport museum to host Remembrance concert

Remembrance poster image

An historic transport museum in Aldridge, Walsall, is all set to present a wartime-themed fundraising concert next month.

The Aston Manor Road Transport Museum in Shenstone Drive, WS9 8TP,  is holding Remembrance on Sunday 8th November 2015, between 2.30pm to 5.00pm.

Tickets, which  cost £8.00 adult and £5.00 child are available online using Eventbrite via the Aston Manor Road Transport Museum Facebook page or from the museum shop, which is open Saturday, Sunday and Tuesday, 10.30am to 4:00pm, telephone 01922 454761.

A free vintage bus service is expected to be available to and from Walsall – contact the Museum for details. Continue reading Aldridge transport museum to host Remembrance concert