Schools Partnership with Code Club Launched by Lloyds Banking Group

School children aged between 9 – 11 years old will be introduced to basic programming skills using visual programming languages Scratch, HTML and Python. This will allow children to program their own interactive stories, games and animations and develop their coding capabilities, helping to create the coders and digital makers of the future.

All colleagues who volunteer at the Code Clubs will be Digital Champions, individuals trained and committed to helping build digital skills and financial capability. Lloyds Banking Group has publically committed to train 20,000 digital champions by 2020.

The volunteers will highlight the importance of internet safety to the pupils and discuss the various possible careers working in the IT industry.

HELPING BRITAIN PROSPER
Lloyds Banking Group has committed to 240,000 colleague volunteering hours this year as part of the commitment to deliver 2.3 million hours by 2020 through its Helping Britain Prosper Plan.

Morteza Mahjour, Chief Information Officer at Lloyds Banking Group, ‘We are delighted to announce our partnership with Code Club UK. As part of our commitment to help Britain prosper and support local communities, Lloyds Banking Group colleagues will be volunteering at afterschool Code Clubs across the UK to inspire school children to code as well as improve the digital skills and capabilities of future generations.’

Maria Quevedo, Director of Code Club UK, ‘Code Club is excited to be working with Lloyds Banking Group to help create new Code Clubs across the UK. It is great to see Lloyds employees giving back by supporting their local communities through volunteering, giving even more children the opportunity to build their digital skills through free after school clubs.’

Author: Dylan Jones

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