The Code Zone Blog

The Code Zone is growing quickly, but so is the world of code.  We'll keep you up to date here with what's new, what's changing, and some interesting articles.

Tom's round up Jan 23rd

Posted on January 23, 2022 club updates

A big welcome to new teammates, a quick update of the hacks from last week, and the game coming up this week in the Hack Club!

Holly's round up Jan 16th

Posted on January 16, 2022 club updates

Have you heard of a Unimouse?  Well...this week we discovered it in one of our Hack Clubs!  Read more...

The Live Stream with Tom and Holly - Paint Battle!

Posted on January 11, 2022 the live stream

Hellooo!! Tom's finally worked out how to say "hello" and Holly's a....sponge... in this weeks round-up of the hack clubs and this week's hack "Paint Battle"

January & the Winter Warriors badge

Posted on January 10, 2022 club updates

Our new years week is over and we're back into the swing of things.  Here's an update of the last week from Tom, a round-up of last week and kicking things off this term with a new badge for you to get! 

Happy New Year!!

Posted on January 01, 2022 club updates

We hope you've had a great Christmas - welcome back for another fun-filled term of tech and coding.  Check out the new years badge as well!

The Live Stream with Tom and Holly - Reverse Tower Defence?!

Posted on December 21, 2021 the live stream

It's our last one before Christmas and the festive hats are out!  Tom and Holly talk tower defence, and this week's hack club challenge - building a reverse version of the game, where you are the runner!

Holly's Roundup Dec 19th

Posted on December 19, 2021 club updates

Holly gives us a round-up of the last week in the clubs, some featured projects and a sneak peak in to what's coming up next week!

Christmas Gifting: The Tech Way

Posted on December 14, 2021

We've rounded up some super cool gift ideas for kids who love everything to do with computers, tech and coding! 

The Live Stream with Tom and Holly - Whackamole

Posted on December 14, 2021 the live stream

Our first ever live stream!  And a festive one to kick things off...are you ready for Holly's surprise?  And is your project featured this week?

The Codey Smart Speaker

Posted on March 31, 2021 just for fun

If you haven't seen Tom's intro video for The Codey Smart Speaker - check it out on our Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram.  We hope you enjoy...

5 Women Who are Changing the World Through Tech

Posted on March 08, 2021

In an industry dominated by men, these women are carving out their own path.


And the world is all the better for it.

Why Should Children Learn to Code?

Posted on March 06, 2021


Screen Time Doesn't Have to be Scary

Posted on December 06, 2020

With the pandemic pushing us further online, it’s more important than ever that we understand screen time and the effect it can have on our children – both positive and negative.

Virtual After School Coding Club Launches as Pandemic Wipes Out Children’s Activities

Posted on November 25, 2020 in the press

The Code Zone has launched a virtual coding club in response to Covid-19 safety measures wiping out children’s after school activities.

November Build Battle

Posted on November 22, 2020 build battles

It's coming!  Are you ready?

This month's theme - DINOSAURS 

Tech Start-Up Launches UK-First Coding Format for Youngsters

Posted on October 12, 2020 in the press

The Code Zone has launched in the UK, plugging Britain’s coding skills shortage with an interactive virtual club for youngsters aged 6 to 14.

Women in Coding

Posted on September 28, 2020 diversity in code

Lucy Woodhead on her experience as a woman in coding, and why diversity in the technoloy sector starts with our children's education.

The Code Zone Secures Funding

Posted on June 10, 2020

The Code Zone Secures funding for new online platform from Innovate UK

The Origins of The Code Zone

Posted on April 27, 2019

The Code Zone was formed to fill a gap, to overcome gender and diversity barriers in code and to boost lots of other soft-skills in children.

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