It feels like we are still in the last throws of summer but at codetoday we are already looking ahead to our next holiday courses. Taking place during the coming October half-term, coding courses for children will start on the 21st and run for either 3 or 5 days. As ever, we will be splitting children into age groups 7-8, 9-11, 12-14 and 15-17. This helps us to deliver the course content appropriately for the age group and ensures we maximise the children's progress and enjoyment throughout the course.
The primary skill students learn is obviously how to code using Python. Python is a great language for newcomers to coding; it's easy to read and write but fully featured which is why it's so popular with companies like Google.
However, of equal importance are the soft skills we nurture in the students. Coding is an amazing medium to develop logical and creative thinking skills which benefit the students far beyond a coding course. Coding is also great to teach resilience; by definition coding involves trial and error, iterating ideas until arriving at a solution whatever the task may be. We challenge our students to be efficient in their coding, to declutter and constantly be thinking of new ways to solve problems.
This can be perfectly summed up in our philosophy and course content: