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Why every child should learn to code @gocodeacademy – Teaching 6 to 18 years to build #websites #games and #apps #NextGenerationOfCoders 2020

“Anyone can learn to code. In a few hours you can pick up the basic skills and in a few weeks you will be able to build useful applications and websites.”

“There are currently around 1.5 million jobs in the UK’s digital sector, 400,000 of which involve coding. It is estimated that there will be 100,000 new coding jobs by 2020, as technology such as artificial intelligence and machine learning become commonplace in homes and offices. According to Cathy N Davidson, a professor at Duke University and co-director of the annual MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions, “65% of children entering grade school this year will end up working in careers that haven’t even been invented yet”


Our 5-day intensive tech camp is packed with fun activities, challenges, and workshops, so you can build websites, mobile applications, games and virtual reality.

(For individual day enquires please email Rob @

Aimed at 6 to 18-year olds, we will push you to develop essential soft skills like teamwork, problem solving, presentation and communication skills, as well as logical and computational thinking abilities.
Our team of highly experienced instructors are passionate about giving you an advantage in a digital era where technology skills are highly in demand. The camps run at our centres in Milton Keynes, Bedford, London and Northampton.

We currently offer Scratch, Python, Web and Mobile App development and Robotics.

The camps start at 10AM and finish at 4PM each day.

*** Parents using MUMTOMUM will receive £25 off our camp ***

Gocode MK


There are a lot of words that you have probably heard floating around: computing, coding, programming etc, but what exactly do they mean and why is it necessary and important for your child to learn it before they turn 21.

Definition: The process of writing computer programs to create and design websites, apps, games, robots and much more.

  • Writing out a language that a computer can understand and process to create a desired result is a key skill that every employer in every industry values in today’s world. It gives a child plenty of options and flexibility when deciding a career path. For example, if your family travels to France, you will try your best to speak basic French, not English, to a native speaker to communicate your desired action if you want to be understood and helped. Different languages are spoken in different lands, similar to the number of different programming languages. Scratch – create animation and games, Python – high-level general purpose language, and JavaScript – creates interactive effects within web browsers.
  • Employers truly value a person who can not only use a phone/computer but also understand how they are build and work. Creativity and problem solving  are skills that your child will need for work and life.


Two thirds of parents had no idea what an algorithm was ahead of the new curriculum launch in September 2014. Many parents were not informed or well-prepared for the change and how to support their kids (Telegraph, 2014).

A shocking figure when it is compared to the 8 million kids who are interested in learning computing! This negatively affects one large industry, the digital technology industry. It is growing at a phenomenal rate, 32% faster than the economy which created 1.56 million jobs and contributed £161 billion to economy in 2016. That means that businesses have their doors wide open waiting to meet graduate students with warm open arms.

Every child, including yours, deserves the opportunity to learn a computing language that sets them apart in the world in not only in their professional careers but also personal lives. Naturally, not every child will become the next Steve Jobs or Mark Zuckerberg but they will become their greatest selves. Schools can only do so much especially with the new curriculum in place. It is a parent’s mission to take the reins from the school and steer your child in the best direction that shines the brightest light on their future.

Learning to program, code or compute at Gocode Academy comes with extra free skills such as problem-solving, communication, listening, team-work, confidence and much more. It also introduces a different way to thinking and interpreting problems and creating solutions. It also connects to other subjects such as Maths, Science, Engineering and Technology.These soft skills are transferable into different fields and last for a lifetime.

Imagine, your child will be able to design and create games, wearable tech etc… all the gadgets that Carphone Warehouse has in its stores (miniature models, of course). Learning alongside your child or driving them to after-school classes is the best way to support them. Insight into how stuff work stretches the child’s imagination beyond the stars. Who knows, your child might be the first man to live on Mars like the movie, The Martian.

Your child can learn to code right here in the land of roundabouts.


Milton Keynes based GoCode​ ​Academy​​ ​runs after​ ​school​ ​coding​ ​clubs​ ​and​ ​holiday​ ​tech​ ​camps​ ​where​ ​kids​ ​can​ ​learn​ ​to​ ​code​ ​websites,​ ​build games,​ ​create​ ​apps​ ​and​ ​so​ ​much​ ​more.​ ​The camps​ ​focus​ ​on​ ​building​ ​essential​ ​soft​ ​skills like communication, teamwork and problem solving.Born​ ​out​ ​of​ ​Natwest’s​ ​Entrepreneurial​ ​Spark​ ​business​ ​accelerator​ ​backed​ ​by​ major technology companies,​ ​in​ ​a​ ​short​ ​space​ ​of​ ​time​ ​they​ ​have​ ​reached​ ​over​ ​3000​ ​students​ ​in​ ​four​ ​locations; Milton​ ​Keynes,​ ​Bedford,​ ​Northampton​ ​and​ ​Harrow.​ They have won numerous awards including RBS’s #GODO Award, ​WorldPay’s​ ​Young​ ​Entrepreneur​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Year​ ​2017​. They​ ​been​ ​covered​ ​by national​ ​and​ ​international press including The Guardian.

“My​ ​10​ ​year​ ​old​ ​loved​ ​the​ ​tech​ ​academy.​ ​He​ ​found​ ​the​ ​trainer​ ​very​ ​approachable​ ​and​ ​he​ ​learned​ ​so much.​ ​Even​ ​being​ ​in​ ​a​ ​class​ ​was​ ​kids​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​older​ ​he​ ​was​ ​made​ ​to​ ​feel​ ​comfortable​ ​and​ ​included.​ ​He​ ​can’t stop​ ​talking​ ​about​ ​the​ ​website​ ​he​ ​made!”​ ​said​ ​Barbara​ ​Lisgarten,​ ​parent​ ​who​ ​has​ ​recently​ ​sent​ ​her​ ​son​ ​to GoCode​ ​Academy.

Find​ ​out​ ​more​ about ​the upcoming ​October Tech​ ​Camp​ ​here:​ ​​



*** Parents using MUMTOMUM will receive £25 off our camp ***

Only a few spaces left so do book asap.









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