Celebrate National Coding Week 2020! Resources & Ideas
September 10th 2020

Celebrate National Coding Week 2020! Resources & Ideas

National Coding Week begins on the 14th of September 2020. The week aims to build people’s digital skills and confidence and this year the theme is ‘stay fit while you code!’

“In the world of coding we can get so wrapped up in finding the solution to problems that we often forget to take a break from the keyboard or to keep fit.”

If you’re looking for inspirational ideas & resources, take a look at our exciting (and comprehensive) list below. We have free opportunities for adults too!

• National Coding Week:

NEW Fitness Challenges
Download the National Coding Week Teacher Toolkit

Coding Resources:

• Primary Coding: Barefoot Computing
Girls Who Code
• Hour of Code: Minecraft Coding & more

• Erase All Kittens: Learn coding though play! (8-14)
• Hour of Code: A full range of coding activities & games for all ages
• Micro:bit – Let’s Code!
• Raspberry Pi: Learn & teach code through making!

• CRESTFitness & Coding Resources

CREST is a scheme that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers. There are many ways to run CREST with your students and so many fantastic activities.

Why not try the Astro Pi Challenge during National Coding Week? Your student’s projects could be tested on the International Space Station!

CREST Discovery Award: Enrich My Classroom (10-14)
Design a classroom of the future – coding activity

CREST Fitness Resources

Superstar (Primary):
Discuss Dilemma
Bowled Over
Walk – Butterfly Mystery
Walk – Brilliant Birds
Kit Calamity
Outdoor Gym
Playground Games

Bronze – Silver – Gold (Secondary):
Who is the Fittest in your Class?
What’s in a Food
Treatments for Dehydration
How Healthy is your Spread?
How Steady is your Hand?
How Strong are Climbing Ropes?
Which Crisps are the Healthiest?
A Balanced Diet
How Quick are your Reactions?
Make a Skateboard

CREST Accredited Resources
These resources can be used towards a CREST Award

• Code Club

Code Club UK is a nationwide network of volunteers and educators who run free coding clubs for young people aged 9-13.

Find a club or start one here
Code Club FREE Projects

Code Club projects are freely available for anyone to use, a great way to get creative with code.

• organises the annual Hour of Code campaign which is now a global phenomenon. Children & adults can learn coding through games including Star Wars, Frozen and many, many more!

Click here to learn, play and have fun!

• STEM Learning

STEM Learning have CPD, ideas & an enormous library of resources and activities! Here are a few coding ideas to get you started but you can click here for more!

Teach Computing: Primary & Secondary Coding Activities & Resources
Teach Computing: Home Learning Resources
STEM Learning: Programming BeeBots! (7-11)
STEM Learning: Algorithm Cards (7-11)
STEM Learning: Scratch Tinkering (7-11)
STEM Learning: Coding a Rock Band
STEM Learning: Code for Life
STEM Learning: Coding using Scratch & Kodu
STEM Learning: Kids get coding!
STEM Learning: Five top games to make coding easier
STEM Learning: Code Smart 11-14

• CoderDojo

CoderDojo is a global movement of free, volunteer-led, community-based computer programming clubs for young people.

Find out more

• Liverpool Girl Geeks

Celebrating, inspiring & supporting women interested in having a career in tech through events, courses & networks.

Find out more

• BBC Teach: KS1/KS2 – Activity Videos: Crack the Code

Minna Kane and her team of young coders find out all about the exciting world of computer programming.


• Fab Lab

Coding & making! Fab Labs foster the entrepreneurial spirit by providing the space, equipment and help to rapidly turn ideas into working prototypes.

Find a Fab Lab near you!

• Start a STEM Club – School or Online

STEM Clubs are a powerful and enjoyable way to engage young people with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. They ignite an interest in STEM subjects and provide a platform to extend young people’s learning.

Inspire your students, get started here…
STEM Club Champions Workshops

• ‘I’m an adult and would love to learn to code’

Adult Coding: You’re never too old to learn!
Raspberry Pi – FREE online training for adults


How to teach programming when your confidence is low
Secondary Computing Resources
Primary Computing Resources
Tomorrow’s Engineers
TeenTech Awards

Latest ideas, links & resources: #NationalCodingWeek
National Coding Week on Twitter: @CodingWeek

All About STEM is making it happen across the North West. We work on lots of different projects to bring exciting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to schools, linking them with business and industry expert volunteers inspiring the next generation of STEM specialists.

Home & School Learning Resources & Activities:
All About STEM’s Inspiration Station!


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