Coding for the future: MP Jo joins young Bearsden coders

Local MP Jo Swinson visited the Code Club at Bearsden Library recently to join children who were learning to code.

The Code Club in Bearsden is part of a nationwide network of fun coding clubs for children aged 9-11, looking at coding languages like Scratch, HTML, CSS and Python. Everyone is welcome, from beginners to those with some previous experience of coding. Classes are also run at Bishopbriggs Library and Lennoxtown Library.

Commenting, Jo said:

“I had great fun at the Code Club chatting to the children who were learning to code Scratch and Python.

“It was amazing to see how even the beginners in the class were already coding simple games within minutes.

“In an increasingly technological world, coding skills are becoming increasingly valuable, and the Code Club in Bearsden do a brilliant job of making coding engaging and accessible for children.”

Councillor Susan Murray, Vice Convener of East Dunbartonshire Council's Place, Neighbourhood & Corporate Assets Committee, said:

“Our library Code Clubs are part of a nationwide initiative to give children an insight into the technologies behind our digital world and to make coding accessible and fun.

“It's a great example of how we are modernising services and activities available within our libraries, finding new ways of engaging with customers of all ages.”

Classes are free and run monthly during term time and need to be booked in advance either online 24/7 by visiting or by telephoning 0141 777 3143 (Mon to Fri 9am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm).

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