We evaluated the pilot of the Coding with Purpose / Cr8 and Code Clubs which took place on Coram Campus, London, between October 2019 and August 2021, using surveys, interviews and written feedback. Our findings are below, set out against the evaluation objectives.
Our evaluation of Coram Life Education’s Coding with Purpose pilot explored if the clubs improved children’s confidence, problem-solving, critical thinking and social skills. 38 children aged 7 to 13 years old attended the sessions in London. We analysed 71 surveys from the children, and interviews with the academic partner, a student ambassador, a foster carer, a Virtual School Deputy Head Teacher and the funder. We found that the clubs were gender balanced and had a greater proportion of Black and minority ethnicities compared to looked after children in London. Respondents reported improvements in confidence, critical thinking, problem-solving, social and team working skills, and that the children enjoyed themselves.