Libraries in Scotland organize Code Clubs for children

Two libraries in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland, launched a new Code Club to teach digital skills for youth. The group aims at children aged 9-11 and involves entertaining learning methodologies to get participants involved into learning how to code and innovate. The program was generated with the support of the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC), who awarded $47,000 UK from Scotland’s Digital Xtra Fund to enable the curriculum.

According to Gillian Daly, head of Policy and Projects at SLIC, public libraries from the country are potential locations to teach people how to use digital technologies thus tackling inequality and social exclusion. He argues that “Code Clubs are a fun and engaging way for young people to learn new skills. Most young people these days know how to work a smartphone better than any adult, but we still need to equip them with the right skills and knowledge for their future as technology and computing specialisms become embedded into our careers.”

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Source: Dumbarton Reporter