Are You a Beacon?

29th August 2019

Revolutions and Beacons

We are in the middle of a revolution, a digital revolution. You may have strong feelings about it, the opportunities it provides and the threats it poses but one thing you can’t do is ignore it.

If you know how to code, have strong digital skills and have a passion for teaching then find out how you can play a positive role in this revolution by visiting nationalcodingweek.com and downloading one of our toolkits. 

Tool Kits


How You Can Help

We are looking for beacons, shining examples of people and organisations that help improve the digital confidence and skills of children AND adults. After all, it’s never too late to learn is it?

Join together and run events during National Coding Week and throughout the year

Schools,  Colleges, libraries and universities  are at the heart of our communities – so have an important part to play. So join together and run events during National Coding Week and throughout the year.

Run events!

For teachers – share your skills, help keep them up-to-date

For non specialists, share your passion and build their confidence

For adults eg parents/guardians – help them to understand more so they can support their youngsters

For job seekers or those wanting to upskill. Just because someone has left school it doesn’t mean they can’t learn new skills.

For retirees or those who want to keep up-to-date especially with regard to cyber security – this topic is important to all of us!

And of course Run events for decision makers – help educational leaders, politicians and business leaders to understand how important it is to invest in a good digital infrastructure, curriculum and training.

National Coding Week was established to help adults as well as children to be inspired to learn something new

Almost 90% of jobs require digital skills and there is a huge skills gap – National Coding Week was established to help adults as well as children to be inspired to learn something new. We are all volunteers but want to make a difference.  You can make a difference too!

Be Bold Be Brave!

  • Be creative, be bold and be brave – have different generations learning side by side
  • Involve local business, tap into their expertise
  • Run themed events eg game design, cyber security, app building or web design but whatever you do make it manageable and fun!

Learning digital skills can be life changing.

Do you feel  your organisation is a beacon of good practice? Are you doing interesting and creative things to inspire adults and children to learn digital skills? Do you reach out to those who feel excluded from society or who are in a minority?


16th September 2019