Cleaning the Thames through playful coding at RE:CODE London

The activity is part of the London Curriculum - Rebuilding London programme, and will kick-start on November 9 at the Institute of Imagination in London.

The goal is to provide school children with a coding and robotics-based challenge that encourages them to collaborate, think critically and problem solve around a real-world, London-centric theme.

“We want to enable children to shape their own future, by imagining it and then building it brick by brick – and we know children learn best when they are also playing and having fun. By combining the physical play experience with digital coding, we release the potential to bring abstract challenges to life in a fun way. This hands-on approach is what really engages students and ignites effective and lifelong learning,” says Kathrine Kirk Muff, Vice President of Social Responsibility at the LEGO Group.

RE:CODE London is led as a partnership between the LEGO Group’s Local Community Engagement programme, the Mayor of London and the Institute of Imagination.
Through the Local Community Engagement programme, the LEGO Group aims to inspire and develop children through playful learning, build employee engagement, and further demonstrate our commitment to have a positive impact on society. More info about LEGO Local Community Engagement here.

Solving city challenges through creative coding
Up to seven RE:CODE London events are planned to take place in the 201718 school year, aimed at year 5 and year 6 students.

The events consist of four 90-minute sessions, where students will build, code and learn with the LEGO® Education WeDo 2.0 kit, get introduced to Milo the robot and help it keep the River Thames rubbish-free.

The first event is taking place on November 9 at the Institute of Imagination Lambeth site, The Workshop, 26 Lambeth High Street, London SE1 7AG.

The days will be led by LEGO volunteers and members of the Institute of Imagination.

The Institute of Imagination London is an organisation dedicated to providing children and communities with a climate where ideas can thrive and makers can develop. Find more info here: http://ioi.london/

The London Curriculum aims to bring joyful learning experiences to the children of London, preparing them to make the most of the city’s creative and scientific opportunities and reinforcing London as a global hub of innovation, culture and learning. Find out more on the London Curriculum website.

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