Kids and parents alike celebrate Potters Bar’s brand-new coding dojo

On Saturday 10th of July, the team at new kids coding studio Code Ninjas opened their dojo doors and welcomed budding coders and their families to raise a glass (at a distance, of course) and toast their new business. Studio owners and lifelong friends Ardavan Ghazi and Zayn Rahman then invited children to participate in a whole host of fun activities and games to help kick off their Grand Opening in style.

“The Grand Opening went amazingly well. We had a great turnout and the kids all had a brilliant time. After such a positive reaction, I’m so excited for what the future has in store,” explained Zayn. “We want to thank all of the wonderful families who came along to wish us well. We’re over the moon with the positive feedback we’ve already received since the launch party and have been so happy to see how many ninjas have signed up for activities.

“At Code Ninjas, we help 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. Our flexible coding programmes also aim to help benefit parents, as well as the kids, with convenient drop-in hours on weeknights and weekends,” said Zayn.

Code Ninjas is the fastest-growing kids coding brand in the world, with 400 other like-minded business owners, like Ardavan and Zayn, launching their own kids coding locations across the US, Canada and, since 2019, the UK. The launch of Code Ninjas in Potters Bar comes not long after the opening of the Welwyn Garden City studio earlier in the year. The new studio aims to be a much-needed digital hub for tech-loving kids living locally and will help the children of Potters Bar catch up to coding.

Helen Betancourt, a parent attending the event with her daughter, said, “Since starting sessions with Code Ninjas, I’ve noticed massive changes in my daughter’s concentration levels. She’s developed the skills to use the computer and all the equipment that comes with it – sometimes I’m just sat here thinking, ‘how on earth did you do that?’. She loves that sessions are very interactive and that she is allowed to learn independently, without even realising she’s actually learning!”

Another parent Diana Huica said, “My son really enjoys the sessions here with Code Ninjas - it’s often the highlight of his week. Since starting, he’s achieved some great things. For example, I’ve noticed that his creativity and maths skills have drastically improved. It’s almost like he’s a different child! He used to play video games all the time. However, he’s stopped just playing games and is now far more interested in trying to create them. He loves programming his own games, adding music and different actions into them. It’s fantastic to see.”

“We’re here to help guide the children of Potters Bar through our exciting curriculum and, with the help of our team of Code SenseisTM, truly put Potters Bar on the map for kids coding education,” added co-owner Ardavan. “We’re looking forward to a ninja-fuelled future, that’s for sure!”

To sign up or find out more about Code Ninjas, visit: https://www.codeninjas.co.uk/potters-bar-hrt-uk

Editor’s notes- For more information, or to speak with Aradavan and Zayn, contact Jacob Turner at Rev PR on 07730 727475 or email jacob@revpr.co.uk

Images available: An image of Ardavan and Zayn with a family at the event


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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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