Lloyds backs kids coding network

Lloyds backs kids coding network

Lloyds Banking Group is throwing its weight behind volunteer network Code Club UK, enlisting thousands of staffers to help kids learn programming, coding and IT skills.

More than 7000 bank IT employees will be able to join children between the ages of nine and 11 at after school code clubs as part of the bank's commitment to 240,000 volunteering hours this year.

The volunteers will be 'digital champions' - employees who are being trained to help Brits build up their digital skills and financial capability.

During code clubs, the kids will use visual programming languages Scratch, HTML and Python to program their own interactive stories, games and animations.

Morteza Mahjour, CIO, Lloyds Banking Group, says the venture's aim is to "inspire school children to code as well as improve the digital skills and capabilities of future generations".

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