We are looking at a "starter"/introduction to Coding for 8-12 year olds. We are a youth provision who works with disadvantaged young people, and although we have an IT suite, coding is not something that we currently offer. This will be a great opportunity for us to trial/see what interest there is from current young people attending our centre, and also hopefully attract some that don't currently access what we offer.
We would look at delivery of two Coding Workshops for ages 8-12, using "Scratch" tutorials.
We would also like to offer young people the chance to develop skills through packages such as Lego Boost or Mindstorms - which are robotics kit based on lego building blocks with an app to use on IPads.
This will be dependent on uptake interest - but be a fun, and interactive way of developing their skills and interest.
We are not in a position currently to be able to offer packages such as this- so funding for this would be invaluable to us, and help us develop what we offer digitally to enthuse, develop skills and knowledge. We hope this is something that they will then wish to develop further in the future.