Code Club presented a special assembly about Computer Aid International, a local charity that refurbishes old unwanted computers and other technology and sends them overseas to people who wouldn't otherwise be able to afford them. The interviewed two representatives of Computer Aid, did a PowerPoint presentation and performed a [slightly creepy] robotic dance! They also introduced their idea about having a sponsored Technology-Free day to "to help the children of St Edmund's know how other people without technology feel". A PDF of the sponsor sheet can be downloaded here:
After the assembly Rajeh and Dalia from Computer Aid International judged the posters that Code Club had designed to tell people about the work of Computer Aid. We hope that parents will display them at their place of work so that more and more people know about the work that Computer Aid do. The winning posters were designed by Sophia (Year 5), Rowena (Year 4) and Abena (Year 6) and can be downloaded here:
In Code Club we used Python to program our computers to say “Hello” to us! Then we used ASCII art to create images:
Code Club members have taken part in a photography competition as part of the All Saints Church Lamb Festival. They had to take photos representing either 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' or 'Romeo and Juliet'. They enhanced the images using Picasa then they chose their two favourite photos to be entered for the competition.
Lamb’s Festival Competition Update:
Both Karis’s and Sophia’s photographs of scenes from a Midsummer Night’s Dream were short-listed for the Primary School competition and Sophia’s won!
Members of Code Club from Years 4 and 5 visited the Building Centre in London to see the New London Model – a 3D interactive 1:2000 scale model of central London highlighting new and proposed developments. They chose their favourite ones to make into a Scratch project in after-school club.
Code Club had a Robot Day: Year 4 taught some DigiBirds how to sing, Year 5 taught Ozobot how to move and Year 6 put together some Boe-Bots.
Code Club visited Hackney Community College to take part in their Skills Show Experience. As well as visiting the displays and stands, where they saw 3D printing, virtual reality headsets and the future of television amongst other things, they took part in two of the workshops: First they made an animated logo of their name using After Effects then they used a robotic arm to move wooden blocks. The leaders of the workshops were very impressed with their achievements especially since the workshops were aimed at KS4 children and two of the groups (Abena/Dana/Olivia and Vera/Rowena) won prizes in the robotic arms workshops for their work.
Code Club joined in the Science Fair with a Makey Makey - if you completed the circuit you were rewarded with a large scream!
Code Club members have taken part in a photography competition as part of the All Saints Church Lamb Festival. They had to take photos representing either 'The Tempest' or 'All's Well That Ends Well'. They enhanced the images using Picasa then they chose their two favourite photos to be entered for the competition.
Lamb’s Festival Competition Update:
Both Lamiek's and Arun's photographs of scenes from 'The Tempest' were short-listed for the Primary School competition and Lamiek’s won!
Code Club spent the last few weeks of term creating a video for the teachers who are leaving, turning them into the von Trapp children from the Sound of Music!
Children from Years 2 and 3 had their own Junior Code Club in the Summer term. They learnt a lot about Scratch which they then used in designing their own games. They had to include sound, a scoring system and questions/answers in their games. They all worked very hard but we agreed that Priscilla (2.1) made the best game.
Click the green flag.
Enter a name!
Use the mouse to move the paddle and hit the ball.
Code Club have been using I Can Animate to make their own stop-motion videos.
Members of After-School Code Club have been helping children from Years 1/2 and 3/4 at Lunchtime Code Club.