Every Child Can Code

Written by: Pete Henshaw | Published:

Every Child Can Code, a free initiative aimed at teaching children aged seven or even younger to code, has been launched.

It is being run by Sir Clive Sinclair’s team at Retro Computers Ltd and will encourage and enable children to code their own games programs. Pupils can then exchange their games with each other via email and the company will put the best games submitted online.

Sir Clive’s Spectrum computer spawned an entire generation of young computer coders during the 1980s.

A key component in the scheme is child-friendly software “coding teacher”, which monitors a child as they code their programs, warns them if they have made a coding error, and helps them to understand what they have done wrong in their coding and how to put things right.

It comes alongside the inauguration of the UK-wide National Schools Coding Championships, including a division for primary and prep schools.

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