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Libraries and the Coronavirus
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Code clubs and Maker activities

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Code Club Gateshead
Code Clubs help children develop confidence
Code Clubs are fun and engaging, they help children develop confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills learning through variety of coding languages by making games, robots, animations and websites.

Code Club is a global network for children aged 8 to 11 years old.

Clubs have limited capacity.

Central Library
Thursdays, 5pm-6pm 
Get in touch for availability: libraries@gateshead.gov.uk

Blaydon Library
Tuesdays, 4:30pm-5:30pm 
Get in touch for availability: libraries@gateshead.gov.uk

Leam Library
Thursdays, 4pm-5pm 
Get in touch for availability: libraries@gateshead.gov.uk

Coderdojo Gateshead 

Gateshead Central Library

Coderdojo Gateshead
Children learning to code
Second Saturday of the month, 10:30am-12:30pm

Coderdojo teaches children how to code, develop websites, apps, programmes, games and more. All sessions are run and taught by volunteers.

We run a martial arts-style grading system to measure and reward the coding abilities of all ninjas who come along from white belt to black belt. Come along to learn Scratch, HTML, Python, Javascript or just anything you need and join us on the journey to become a Coder Sensei.

Please bring a laptop and a charger. If you don't have one then we will organise one for you to use for the session.

Parents must be present. Suitable for 6 to 16 years old.

Please email jacquithompson@gateshead.gov.uk for further information.

Hands on crafts

Hands on crafts
Some of the fun crafts we do
Craft with a STEM twist, including beginner e-textile sessions, squishy circuits with conductive dough and paper circuits using LEDs to light up a variety of items.

Get in touch to find out more: libraries@gateshead.gov.uk

You can borrow Micro:bits free for up to 3 weeks with your library ticket (8 years and over):

Get coding with Micro:bits

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