St Deny's Primary School, Swaythling Primary School and Southampton Central Library
Coding has become a more and more important skill in our everyday lives. It powers organisations, particularly the creative and IT industries. Coding is important for young people to increase their knowledge and understanding of how the world works around them. It opens options for them throughout their lives, through school, further education and on the career ladder.
Coding has recently been introduced to the national curriculum, which is fantastic! However, often teachers in schools aren't able to code themselves in order to teach pupils. This is where Code Plus can help! By volunteering with Code Plus you can help teach pupils to code and give them the opportunity to build a foundation knowledge of coding which they will be able to use throughout their lives.
These creative projects teach children much more than just IT skills. Most of the schools that we're launching in have high numbers of pupils whose first language is not English, so the extra tuition can really make a big difference!
But I can't code?
That's okay! You don't need to be an expert coder, you just need to be keen to learn and be enthusiastic about inspiring the next generation. With a short training session and some exploration, you will be ready to jump into one of our projects!
What do I do as a volunteer?
Volunteers deliver coding support through a progressive programme using Code.org, Scratch and Code Academy (depending on the child’s level and needs)
This project is takes place at local schools and libraries! However, if reasonable adjustments require you take an alternative form of transport, just get in touch and we can cover your costs. We reimburse all Southampton Hub volunteers' travel expenses.
Volunteer with a friend
Volunteering for Southampton Hub is social and you'll have the chance to meet many like-minded people, but why not ask a friend to sign up with you too?
Southampton Hub is committed to making our activities accessible to all students. If you would like to take part we can make reasonable adjustments to the application process, selection workshops and training sessions. We will also provide on-going support throughout the project based on specific needs. If you have a particular accessibility need, including special educational needs, and you would like to discuss how we can make the activity more accessible email email@example.com