Coding and conservation dive into the deep blue

1 April 2022

The digital diary: April 2022

Already this year we’ve supported over 6,000 children navigate the national coding curriculum through our fun and interactive online sessions, with plenty more fun activities on the horizon.

Our two-week long series of virtual sessions in March explored marine conservation topics, in partnership with ORCA, using a fun game that also built on ‘selection’ coding skills.

ORCA promote the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in UK and European waters, and through our Code Playground projects we hope to show children how tech and environmental awareness can go hand-in-hand for future digital careers.

Let's get coding!

Our next sessions, starting Tuesday 19 April, will build further on ‘selection’ coding skills and applications. We’ll be using the BBC micro:bit to create a fun activity picker project. Don’t have a micro:bit? That’s okay, as our projects can be created and run using the micro:bit emulator that’s built into the coding editor on the BBC micro:bit website. We’ll be holding two session per day (09:30 and 13:00), for two weeks, to help fit in with your busy school schedules.

In the meantime

Are you in need of some fun school holiday activities? We’ve got you covered. There’s loads of different project videos and workbooks that you can use to get your kids coding this Easter break.

A great seasonal project is our ‘Bunny catch’ challenge, where you’ll use your coding skills to help the bunny catch falling eggs