• UKFast opens campus to local community

        • This summer, UKFast is opening up its Manchester campus to local children, with its training centre and labs hosting a series of Code Clubs and its 500-seat auditorium screening family films for local youngsters deserving of a treat.

          UKFast Code Clubs launched in 2015, but this year are expanding, with hundreds of children set to attend across six weeks. The Code Clubs offer children the opportunity to learn the basics of coding, alongside computer science knowledge including servers, data transfer and networking. Clubs are led by experts who work with the technology every day.  UKFast’s Code Club is accredited with Star Code Club status from the national network of Code Clubs. Star Code Club status is awarded to ‘supportive and committed club hosts who believe in the value of computer science education.’

          Gail Jones, UKFast MD said, “it’s fantastic for us to be able to open up our campus this summer for the Greater Manchester community. The Code Clubs have always been popular with young people and their parents and are a great way to get young people interested in tech and coding.

          "Running a Code Club is such an energising experience. It means we are getting more kids in here and helping to create the next generation of tech experts, as well as giving opportunities to have fun and learn new things. It's another way of being proactive in order to meet the digital skills gap we hear so much about, all while giving parents a well-earned break.

          "From the point of view of our team at UKFast, Code Clubs allow people from different departments to get involved and it gives people another platform to interact with and develop themselves."

          The Summer Cinema Club in UKFast’s brand new auditorium is playing host to more than 1500 children across four screenings – playing Moana, The Greatest Showman, Avengers: Infinity War and an autism-friendly screening of finding Nemo. 

          UKFast is accepting enquiries from projects and community organisations across the region and is offering family tickets for groups of five.

          This week’s inaugural UKFast Summer Cinema Club saw Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service attend to show off their fire engines to children and adults alike.

          Gail added, “the Summer Cinema Club is a completely new addition and there’s been a huge amount of interest in it. We have the facilities with our new auditorium to provide an amazing experience for hundreds of children, so it makes perfect sense to do so.”

          Places at this years’ Code Clubs are fully booked, but places are still available for the Avengers: Infinity War screening on Tuesday August 28th. To book a place, projects or sponsors should nominate attendees by emailing makeadifference@ukfast.co.uk

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