12 Days of Code Club

Partridges in pear trees are very nice, but we think that winning Code Club badges and stickers for your club is even better!

Welcome to the Twelve Days of Code Club: from 13 December to 24 December, we’ll be giving you the chance to win some lovely prizes for your club. The prizes will be different each day, but could include badges, stickers, posters and some other surprises too!

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To be in for a chance to win, all you need to do is keep an eye on the @CodeClub Twitter feed. Each day we will be tweeting details of how to enter and win.*

This is our way of spreading some Christmas cheer and saying thank you to all our fabulous club hosts and volunteers for running fantastic Code Clubs this year.

See you @CodeClub for a chance to grab some swag!

*In order to be in with a chance of winning, you must be following the Code Club Twitter account, so that if you are selected, we can DM you for your address! All swag will be posted by our Christmas elves in the new year.

Create your own Curious? Festival Rock Band: Hip Hop Edition!

This month, Curious? Festival is back at King’s Cross on Saturday 23 July. Powered by the King’s Cross Knowledge Quarter, Curious? is a festival offering a fusion of science, culture and art.

And as part of the festival, we’re teaming up with Central Saint Martins to offer children a chance to enter a coding competition to win a VR headset!Create Your Own Rock Band Hip Hop editionAll you have to do to be in with the chance of winning is to have a go at customising Code Club’s “Rock Band” project, creating your own hip hop soundtrack and customising your stage to make something totally unique! Here’s an example.

Once you’ve created your own version of the Rock Band project, you’ll need to upload it to the competition’s Scratch Studio. There you’ll also be able to check out the other entries.

Competition rules:

  • All entries must be submitted by 10pm on 23rd July
  • Entries must be made via the Scratch Studio. You need a scratch account to do this, please make sure your details are up to date, so we have the correct information to inform winners.
  • Entrants must be 18 years old or under
  • Entries submitted before the competition closing date will be judged by Central Saint Martins Creative Producer, Ged Matthews and hip hop choreographer and director, Ivan Blackstock.
  • The winner will be announced on 1st August

Have a go at customising our “Rock Band” project now!

Submit your entries here

‘Beat the Goalie’ Euro 2016 project & competition!

What better way to celebrate the beautiful game than with coding! So, to mark the UEFA European Championship, Code Club have created a new Scratch project – ‘Beat the Goalie’.

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In the project children will learn how to code a football to move backwards and forwards across the bottom of the screen. The ball will then be coded to move towards the goal when the spacebar is pressed. Children will then add code to decide whether the goal has been scored or saved. Finally, children will code the goalkeeper to move when the arrow keys are pressed, making a 2 player game.

We’d also like to invite you all to take part in our ‘Beat the Goalie’ competition for your chance to win a selection of Code Club goodies, including stickers, badges and more! Customise your game’s code and look to make something totally unique.

You can then submit your finished games to our Scratch Studio, or by emailing us a link to hello@codeclub.org.uk with the title “Beat the Goalie Competition”. All entries must be submitted by 6th July.

The winner will be announced on 12th July. Winners will be notified either via email or through their Scratch accounts, so please bear this in mind when submitting your entries.

Have a go at ‘Beat the Goalie’ here.