Young ‘digital heroes’ sought for Brixton after-school club

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A charity is looking for children to take part in a a free five-week after-school club for “digital heroes” in Brixton in June and July.

They will take part in engaging digital activities including virtual reality, Lego robotics and creative coding.

The Institute of Imagination, a children and families charity that designs and delivers creative learning experiences across the arts, sciences and digital technologies, is organising the school, which will be in Southwyck House – the Barrier Block.

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“Our mission is to empower children today to believe they can build a just, fair and sustainable world tomorrow,” the charity says.

Its programmes manager Jess Joyson will lead the new programme, Lambeth Digital Heroes.

It is designed to equip children aged six to 11 from under-served communities in the borough with creative digital skills for their future.

One of the community hubs it is partnering with to deliver this programme is Southwyck Coding and Art Centre, which is launching soon in the Southwyck House Community Hall.

The drop-off after-school club, which will have access to cutting-edge technology, to learn computer coding skills and more, will run on Wednesdays 15 June; 22 June; 28 June; 6 July and 13 July.

There will be opportunities to try out digital microscopes, create 3D worlds using augmented reality, and code futuristic cities using the Micro:bit micro-computer – all in a creative and playful environment which will develop children’s skills.

To find out more about the club and to try out a Lego robotics activity, just drop in to the launch of Southwyck Coding and Art Centre on Friday 13 May at any time from 3 to 6pm – no booking required.

The Institute of Imagination is also looking for volunteers to support the programme and asks anyone who would like to help to get in touch.

To register and find out more, visit

Or email or call 0758 500 9726.