Kids coding hub launch proves business in Chelmsford is on the mend
In less than four weeks Chelmsford will be celebrating the launch of its first kids coding studio, Code Ninjas. The studio will teach kids aged 5-14 how to code and promises to put the 'fun' in the fundamentals of coding.
The studio, located at Waterhouse Business Centre, will be Chelmsford's first physical coding location where children will be able to build robots, drones and even create apps that they can share with their friends on the app store. The people behind the Code Ninjas launch are local brothers, John and Stephen Yew.
John said, "I have a background in IT and think that Code Ninjas is precisely what we need in Chelmsford. It gives kids an entirely different kind of education to what they get traditionally at school. Children build their own video games using software and existing games they love and know, like Minecraft®, Roblox® and Python. If your child likes video games, then chances are they’ll love Code Ninjas!
"We teach children to think and solve STEM problems using coding and promote skills like communication and teamwork - these are invaluable later in life. Code Ninjas prides itself on not just being really fun but also very educational."
Being Chelmsford's only martial arts-inspired coding studio, it's no surprise that they like to do things differently! Students are called ninjas, teachers are called Code SenseisTM, and the studio is called the dojo. The ninjas work through a coloured wristband (belt) system which represents their experience in the programme, just like in martial arts! Ninjas complete the programme at their own pace and are supported by Senseis every step of the way. By the end of the programme, ninjas will have developed a game or an app of their own.
Co-owner Stephen said, "Ninjas can attend up to two sessions a week and at times that are convenient to the family, with no need to attend sessions on the same day or time each week. We also offer coding camps over the school holidays."
John and Stephen have put considerable safety measures in place, ensuring social distancing guidelines are adhered to whilst also maintaining the fun environment already enjoyed by students in 250-plus Code Ninjas centres in the US and Canada, as well as the UK.
“First and foremost, Code Ninjas is a safe space and ensuring our students feel comfortable and parents feel reassured is our number one priority,” said Stephen. “Although we should be out of the nationwide lockdown by then and able to celebrate our launch properly, we’ll still ensure our own guidelines are met so our ninjas can focus on enjoying themselves, learning valuable life skills at the same time. We’re excited to be able to have a positive influence on the young minds of our community.”
John and Stephen are welcoming locals to the grand opening of their dojo on Saturday 26th June. If you would like to find out more or to book your spot at the event, register your interest by visiting: