Become a real-life (coding) ninja at Code Ninjas Pinner

Say the words "video game" and your kids are bound to stop and listen. Thanks to a brand-new kids’ coding centre opening in Pinner, local children can now build on their love of gaming and technology by becoming a real-life coding ninja. From the 18th July, families from across the area can experience Code Ninjas in all its glory, as the centre opens its doors on Bridge Street!

The exciting new business is being launched by four local dads with coding-obsessed children of their own. Long-term friends Prasad Prabhakaran, Srinivasa Rao, Sridhar Bhat and Sharath Iyer will head up the centre which opens its doors this month.

“We’re all so thrilled to welcome our new ninjas and their families at Code Ninjas Pinner,” explained Prasad. “We’re now eagerly awaiting the launch of the centre and look forward to a ninja-fuelled future in Pinner and the surrounding areas.”

As you can imagine, things are done a little differently at Code Ninjas. Centres are called Dojos, teachers are called Code Senseis, and students, or ninjas, work through a colour-coded programme to earn wristbands – or belts – just like in martial arts! ‘Belt-up’ ceremonies mark a ninja’s graduation to the next level. Most important of all, the entire curriculum is based on learning through fun. Kids aged 5-14 can often be found working with small teams of friends, building robots or drones and even developing games and apps of their own. And the best part? The coding dojo is a parent-free zone!

“We want to encourage our ninjas to become independent learners so once they enter the Dojo, the only adults in the room are our fully-trained coding Senseis. Even the way they enter the Dojo is cool – they use their coloured wristbands to check in at reception and then unlock the door digitally. One of the best things for parents is how easy the drop off process is. Parents can either leave their child with us whilst they’re running errands, or they can hang around and make the most of our parents’ lounge – complete with free coffee, Wi-Fi and working zone! As busy parents ourselves, we know how valuable any down-time is, which is why we’ve really invested in our seamless drop-off process and flexible session times,” added Prasad.

Ninjas can attend sessions up to twice a week at a time that’s convenient for the whole family – so that doesn’t have to mean the same day and time every week. Coding camps run during school holidays when kids can attend from Monday to Friday, filling up activity schedules for busy parents. The centre is also open on weekends, allowing families to make the most of the handy town centre location.

“We’re based right on Bridge Street, which is a great place to be in Pinner. We’re very passionate about our commitment to the community and hope to become a real after-school hub for local families. All four of us have brought our children up here and we’re very proud to start a business that is purely focused on providing life skills for local children, especially during this pivotal time. Many children in our area have missed a significant period of school during the lockdown period – making the most of local extra-curricular activities is a great way to tackle learning loss. We’ve put significant processes in place to ensure the wellbeing of our ninjas and will be keeping student numbers to a minimum to ensure social distancing measures can be met.

“First and foremost, Code Ninjas is a safe space where kids with a love of gaming can come and feel included and encouraged but our programme also teaches invaluable life skills, like team-building and communication. We’re excited to be able to be a positive influence on the young minds of this community.”

As well as providing life skills for the next generation of digital moguls, Prasad and his team are bringing employment opportunities to local graduates. Having already employed a team of 10 Senseis, all of whom are studying digital technology at A Level or university, the business partners are hoping to bring part-time employment to budding tech specialists that will complement their studies.

With just a few weeks until the grand opening of Code Ninjas Pinner, now’s the time to beat the crowds and register your child’s place!

To register or find out more about Code Ninjas, visit www.codeninjas.com/locations/pinner-ldn-uk

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Editors notes:

For more information, or to speak with the Prasad, contact Kelly Ayres at Rev PR on 07895 876745 or email kelly@revpr.co.uk

Image attached: A photo of the Code Ninjas Pinner team.


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About Code Ninjas

Founded in 2016, Code Ninjas® is the world’s largest and fastest-growing kids coding franchise, with more than 220 locations open across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. At Code Ninjas, kids learn to code while building their own video games. They gain problem solving, critical thinking, and STEM skills in a fun, safe, and inspiring environment. Kids have fun, parents see results®. For more information, visit codeninjas.com.


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