Barclays Code Playground club

This term's activities

Barclays Code Playground Club at your school

Our free code club is designed to support teachers in the delivery of sessions for children aged 8-13. Our code club runs weekly, during term time, on a Tuesday at 15:30 GMT and on a Thursday at 16:00 GMT. These sessions are hosted live, by Barclays Digital Eagles, right into your classroom.

Alternatively, you can run your own Barclays Code Playground club at a time that suits you and your lesson timetable, using our free tools and resources. 

This term's activities

This term our Barclays Code Playground code club will be exploring a variety of useful skills using the below projects. We’ve broken the sessions down into weeks for a clear and methodical progression through the coding curriculum. However, if you choose to run your Barclays Code Playground code club on a different day or a different time, the activities can be found below. 

Week 1

Week commencing 28 February 2022

Micro:bit introduction

A basic introduction to coding with the Micro:bit MakeCode editor. 

Week 2

Week commencing 7 March 2022

Micro:bit invaders

Make our Micro:bit invaders game with the Micro:bit MakeCode editor.

Week 3

Week commencing 14 March 2022

Micro:bit pet

Make our Micro:bit pet with the Micro:bit MakeCode editor.

Week 4

Week commencing 21 March 2022

Micro:bit press it (pt 1)

Part 1 of  coding the press it project from our Micro:bit tools workbook.

Week 5

Week commencing 28 March 2022

Micro:bit press it (pt 2)

Part 1 of  coding the press it project from our Micro:bit tools workbook.

Support for our code clubs

We’re always eager to hear feedback so we can make Barclays Code Playground an even better experience for anyone who joins. Any suggestions, comments, or questions, please let us know.