Stargazer Space Mission Logo!

And here it is!  Our Stargazer Mission logo!    The logo was chosen from several entries, and the winning design was from Aon.  Well done!   The Stargazer name was Luke’s entry, and both Aon and Luke received a very very limited edition, (only 2 in existence!), logo mug!  All code club members took away a mission patch sticker too!

We’ll be starting in earnest on our Stargazer mission to launch a weather balloon to the edge of space after the Easter Holidays!  Stay tuned for our launch schedule and mission updates!

Week 7 Slides, and Week 8 look ahead

This last week CodeClub members have been making digital collages in Scratch about their hobbies and interests. is running a competition for the best collages, and we’re aiming to submit an entry after the next meeting.  We’re restricted to one entry per club, so the members will choose the best one to represent our club for the competition.  Deadline for submission is the 23rd March, and we will require parental consent to submit the selected entry.

More information on the competition is available here:

Slides from week 7 are also available here: Week 7 Slides


For next week (Week 8), we’ll be continuing to work on our collages, selecting our space mission patch (bring your design along!) for our Stargazer Space Project, and creating either a boat race game, or an art program in Scratch.


Week 7 – Mission Patch & Competition Time!

This week, we’ll be choosing our Space Mission Patch design!!!!  We’ve already chosen the project name, “Stargazer”, and we’re looking forward to our mission patch submissions – the chosen design will be posted here after the club!

For our coding activity we’ll be looking at the Tech Toys scratch activity which will introduce “messages” in Scratch.

We’ll also start working on entries for the CodeClub Hobbies & Interests competition – we can only submit one entry, so the Club members will choose which we will put forward.

The Tech Toys activity notes (starter project) are available here:

Starter Project:

Activity Notes:

Space Project: Name chosen!

After some excellent suggestions at CodeClub, the members chose the name of our project to launch a balloon to the edge of space!  The winning name was suggested by Luke, and is:


We’re now looking for a “Mission Patch” design for our project – we’ve had 2 entries already, which are looking good – but all members are encouraged to submit an entry if they want to for the next CodeClub session on the 12th March.  We’ll put entries to a vote, and the winner will become our official mission patch!!!

Week 6 Slides

We had a great session yesterday (5th March), with the club members writing their own Scratch games – some very inventive ones!!  We were a little tight for time, but we’ll post some of them up to the site next week for you to see what they’ve created!

Meantime, slides for Week 6 are here: Week 6 Slides

Week 5 Activities

This week we’re going to be doing:

Scratch:  the chatbot activity:   ChatBot Project

Python:  Turtle Racing (or whichever you’re up to):  Turtle Race!

Or, if you didn’t make one previously, you can design a keyring in TinkerCAD (use the link at the top right of this page).  Remember to “Group” shapes to remove them (i.e. add a cylinder into a block to make a hole in it!).

Week 4 Slides

Code Club Week 4 slides, where we looked at TinkerCAD and 3D printing, are available from here:  Week4

For Week 5, we’ll be getting back to Python & Scratch, and for those who didn’t do a key ring, or need to do it again, we can revisit TinkerCAD for some more 3d designing!

NB:  NO CODE CLUB on the 26th of February – the meeting then will be postponed to the 5th March, which will be the last session in this block.