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50,000 kids coding to celebrate 50th moon landing anniversary

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Moonhack 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing and will see students take part in a space-themed coding exercise to build a space-themed game.

Running from 20–26 July, Moonhack is led by Australian kids and Code Clubs around the world and powered by the Telstra Foundation.

In 2018, Moonhack broke the record for number of kids coding at the same time with over 35,000 kids participating. This year across the seven-day period, Moonhack aims to have over 50,000 kids coding around the world.

Jackie Coates, Head of the Telstra Foundation, called on Australian families to join the mission and register their kids to take part or host their own Moonhack event.

“The beauty of Moonhack is that kids can start a project anywhere, and with computer coding the universal language of the 21st Century, the event unites communities across the world. It’s over to you Australia, download your Moonhack Mission and code your way into the history books!” 

Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led coding clubs with a mission to #getkidscoding. All Code Clubs are free to join, and are supported by volunteers, parents, educators and our partners. There are 2,200 Australian Code Clubs, 3,200 teachers trained, with 165,000 Australian children participating.

To help break this year’s record and participate in Moonhack, families can register or host their own event at https://moonhack.com/

About Code Club Australia
Code Club Australia is a nationwide network of free, volunteer-led, after-school coding clubs for children aged 8–12. We also provide curriculum and training for teachers.

It creates projects for our volunteers to teach at after school coding clubs. The projects we make teach children how to program by showing them how to make computer games, animations and websites. Volunteers go to their local junior school or other venue, such as a library, for an hour a week and teach one project a week.

Code Club is about fun, creativity, and learning through exploring. It’s important that the children enjoy their time at Code Club. They should understand that they’re in charge of the computer, and can (and should) make it do what they want, not the other way around.

#getkidscoding


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