New Coordinators: East Midlands & South West!

The Code Club team has grown again! We now have 3 more regional coordinators joining the others already working their socks off to support and grow our community around the UK.

Katharine Childs is our coordinator for the East Midlands, and Seemah Burgess-Nahome will be looking after the South West.


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Hi, I’m Katharine, and I’m the new East Midlands Code Club regional coordinator. My first encounter with computers was playing Hunt the Wumpus on a BBC Micro then going on to code my own simple games in BASIC. Ten years later I went on to study for a BSc (Hons) in IT & Computing.  My career history is a mixture of private sector IT work, managing volunteers and projects in a community group and, most recently, working as an ICT Technician in primary schools.

I am involved in a few Code Clubs in my local area in eastern Derbyshire and am also a Code Club Pro trainer. I love facilitating opportunities for kids to code and learning from their enthusiasm, logic and creativity.

I am looking forward to travelling around the East Midlands meeting existing Code Clubbers (watch this space!) and also to expand the network of Code Clubs over the coming months. Whether you’re new or have been code clubbing for a while, you can get in touch with me via email at eastmidlands@codeclub.org.uk or tweet me: @primaryicttech. It would be great to hear from you!


Seemah

Hey there, my name is Seemah and I am the new South West Coordinator for Code Club.

When I think back, I remember having an Atari game console and playing with my sisters at home on a box like TV. Today, now I watch my son swipe his finger over an Ipad with endless amounts games on hand. My 3 year old has learnt to play Minecraft too. I still find it hard to get my head around that! With playing games and the growing reach of the internet into kids lives, we need an understanding of how it works and I am so excited to help be a part of our kids future learning.

After setting up a Code Club in my son’s school, I am intent for more schools to start and create a buzzing community here.

I am also a mum of 3 kids, get involved in voluntary projects in my community, like to run and try to balance my kids tech interests with getting stuck into nature and the outdoors.

You can get in touch with me at southwest@codeclub.org.uk, or on Twitter @seemahb. :)