Coding Workshops for Kids Backed by CityFibre
CityFibre sponsors a series of online coding workshops for local children and their families.
13:51 18 November 2020
CityFibre, a digital infrastructure platform, is sponsoring a series of online coding workshops for kids, in partnership with Leeds Library and 100% Digital Leeds.
Leeds Library's Code Club said that the scheme is aimed at helping youngsters to keep learning while facing the challenges of lockdown. Participants who complete the workshop will receive prizes from CityFibre, which include vouchers for Sheffield-based electronics company Pimoroni.
Kim Johnston, city manager at CityFibre, said: “With our Full Fibre network boosting Leeds’ digital capabilities and reputation at a rate of knots, there has never been a better time to engage and support the next generation of digital talent in the city.
“The teams at Leeds Libraries and 100% Digital Leeds are doing a brilliant job of engaging local young people and arming them with skills and knowledge and igniting interest in a digital future, and potentially, career. They’ve risen to the challenge of keeping the Code Club running during a pandemic and we’re proud to support them.”
Claire Duffield, digital engagement librarian at Leeds Libraries, added: “Our digital offering is all about helping children and adults to engage with the online world in a creative and supportive environment and we’re committed to ensuring the right resources and innovative technology are available to our community.
“We’re happy to be working in partnership with CityFibre and grateful for their sponsorship, as we continue to support families in accessing our Code Clubs remotely. We’re proud to inspire families to have a go at digital projects and embrace their creativity.”