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 6 June 2022

Watermelon drop

Do you dare to drop a watermelon on the lion's head? Go back to basics in this simple project. It's a great way for anyone to get started or to test your skills.

Week 2

Week commencing 13 June 2022

The board game

What’s your favourite board game? In this session we bring traditional board games in to the coding world. Create our simple project or use it as a base to create your own version.

Week 3

Week commencing 20 June 2022

Functional functions

Can you help the cat to catch the mouse? We look at ways to make your coding more efficient by creating functions using custom blocks. These blocks help you to not repeat yourself when coding. This will make your projects easier to fix, or debug, if they go wrong.

Week 4

Week commencing 27 June 2022

Pick a pair challenge

In this challenge we have a card game, and you'll be picking a card and trying to find it's pair in the deck.

Week 5

Week commencing 4 July 2022

Build a platform game

What will be the story for your platform game? Use variables to create gravity that allows your character to run across the platforms without falling through.

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.