Children’s ‘Wizzie Wizzie’ computer coding club fills gap in London’s Tech City
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The weekly winter sessions of the Wizzie Wizzie computer coding club is now running to teach children the art of programming.
It is being held every Saturday at Rochelle Primary school at Arnold Circus in Shoreditch, until March 19, for youngsters aged eight to 14 to make their own computer games and “other cool stuff”.
“Universities and colleges are not producing enough software graduates,” the club’s Milverton Wallace explains.
“The shortage of up to 200,000 software engineers in Britain is threatening to stall the growth of the tech industry.”
Coding was only added to the schools’ national curriculum in September, but won’t fill the gap for some years.
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So a group professional computer programmers and tech enthusiasts began a free coding club which now has six branches.
The Wizzie Wizzie club run by Diverse Digital education technology charity aims to have a branch of the Wizzie Wizzie in every London borough by 2018.
The volunteer tutors are professional software programmers, all CRB checked. Parents can register their children at Wizzie Wizzie online.
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