Coding club returns for 2016!

Heart of Worcestershire College is preparing to open the doors to keen coders as the Raspberry Jam joins forces with the national Code Club in March 2016.

Taking place at the College’s Peakman Street campus, Redditch, on Tuesday 22nd March the club allows like-minded individuals to come together to learn about the wonderful world of the Raspberry Pi computer.

Learners will uncover the hidden skills of the credit-card sized computer which can be plugged into a TV or keyboard and allows users to carry out electronic projects. This year the club will be sharing and developing knowledge on building wheeled robots alongside other Pi projects.

The club will be run in conjunction with Code Club; a nationwide network of free volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11. In November 2015, Code Club became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Raspberry Pi Foundation with both organisations seeking to fully prepare young people for life and work in a world that is shaped by digital technologies.

Speaking about the success of the club Kevin Brace, Blended Learning Advisor at HoW College, said:

“A Slice of Pi Club has been extremely successful running regular meetings at HoW College for the past year. We’ve attracted people wanting to learn about the Raspberry Pi from school to retirement ages. All have joined in learning about the versatile and low cost computer and in turn we’ve all shared expertise and skills from other hobbies.”

The next club will be held at the College’s Peakman Street campus in Redditch on Tuesday 22nd March from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. To register for the free event please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/raspberry-jam-slice-of-pi-club-tickets-22107873244

For more information about the College please visit howcollege.ac.uk

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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