Volunteers and educators around the world have shared with us how they continue to support young people through running a Code Club.
We've been inspired by examples from our community and offer you three ways for how you can continue to provide fun, creative learning opportunities for your club, while safety measures are still in place.
You can combine the options and activities that work best for you, depending on your current situation and your club members' needs. Feel free to adapt your club activities if your situation and local health guidance change.
It is not safe to run in-person sessions right now.
I am able to run in-person club sessions with safety measures such as social distancing.
I am able to run in-person club sessions with no safety measures.
In-person sessions during the pandemic need to run in compliance with guidance from your local health authority and host venue. For example, this may mean using safety measures regarding hygiene, social distancing, and check-ins.In-person session guide
When planning in-person sessions, consider:
- Following local public health and host venue guidance
- Implementing measures for social distancing, cleaning and contact tracing
- Communicating the safety measures to all club members
You can run online sessions using video conferencing or live-streaming tools. In online sessions, young people work on a project together, or they work independently on different activities. Volunteers support them to write and debug their code during the session.
When planning online sessions, consider:
- The safety of children online
- The tools you will use
- How to communicate with parents
To help you get started:
If you can’t meet in person or run online sessions, you can send remote activities for young people to complete at home in their own time. You can also use this sort of activity to complement your online or in-person sessions.
Remote activities are an excellent option if it is difficult to schedule a suitable time for online sessions, or if your club doesn’t have enough volunteers to run online safely.
To help you get started:
Running remote activities guide
Using these options flexibly
You may need to adapt how you run your club if the safety guidance in your local area changes. Feel free to combine online, remote, and in-person activities and mix up your approach to suit your evolving circumstances.
For example, you could let students or volunteers who need to stay at home join your sessions online, or you could combine online sessions and remote activities in your club.