Ideas for Schools – National Coding Week 2021

20th July 2021

It’s been a funny old year so far! So we hope you are well and ready for National Coding Week 2021. We won’t be holding specific events but you can take part in any way that’s fun, safe and easy to do.

Ideas for Schools

  • Hold a training event for your teachers, non-teaching staff, governors or parents. Showcase what you are doing, raise awareness and improve digital skills within your school community
  • Run a coding challenge for the students – help them develop their coding skills and all-round digital skills
Stay Safe On-line Badge
  • Get your students to research and present a topic around the subject of Staying Safe On-line. They can do a presentation, video or anything they like that gets some important messages across. The target audience can be students, parents or members of the public
  • Take part in our Digital Skills Challenge – for more details click here
  • Showcase your awesome work with us by using the hashtag  #NationalCodingWeek and tag us in on twitter @codingweek or instagram/facebook @nationalcodingweek.
You’re a Star Badge

Every year schools get involved with National Coding Week and last year was no exception. Despite challenging circumstances schools were creative, resourceful and happy to share their projects with us. Here are a selection that we awarded a “You’re a Star Badge”.

Kelvinside Nursery (Glasgow)

Children at the nursery used coding skills to find buried treasure!

Children at Kelvinside Nursery Hunting for Treasure

St John’s Primary School (Barrhead)

Children designed, coded and built a game and then videoed themselves playing it and having fun!

Students Testing The Game They Designed

Shaftesbury Park School (London)

Students at the school tested and evaluated a series of coding platforms and took part in The Hour of Code.

Students Evaluating Coding Platforms

National Coding Week 2021 – Learn, Share & Have Fun!

Whatever you do during the week, showcase your awesome work with us by using the hashtag  #NationalCodingWeek and tag us in on twitter @codingweek or instagram/facebook @nationalcodingweek

You can also tag our sponsor @jtsocial

National Coding Week: 13th September 2021