Unleash your inner ninja at Code Ninjas Langley
Later this week, a brand-new kids coding programme is coming to Langley. Teaching kids aged 5-14 how to build drones and robots - not to mention a game of their own that will one day be uploaded to the App store - Code Ninjas promises to put the emphasis on the ‘fun’ in the fundamentals of coding. The programme launched at Langley College on Monday 14th September, with their grand opening event
this Saturday - the 19th September.
The new business will be run by lifelong friends and husband and wife duos, Biraj and Sital Nakarja and Raman and Karnvir Bath. The community-conscious quartet made the decision to launch a kids coding programme in the area after looking for similar opportunities for their own children.
“We live in Langley and Raman and Karnvir live in nearby Iver Heath. The four of us have been friends for years, so we regularly meet up with our children and take part in local activities,” said Sital. “We’ve all come from an entrepreneurial background, with Biraj having worked in digital technology for most of his career, so we all see such value in kids coding education. When researching opportunities for our children to take part in something like this in our community, we realised there really wasn’t any provider that fulfilled that need. So, we took matters into our own hands by launching Code Ninjas in Langley!”
Code Ninjas is all about learning through fun and, as you can imagine, they like to do things a little differently! 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. For martial arts aficionado, Biraj, this is a key component of the programme.
“I’m a black belt in Karate and 10th Grade in Wing Chun, Kung Fu, so I guess you could say that I’m a real-life ninja! We’re committed to making sure our programme prioritises the fun and laid-back atmosphere we’ve created, whilst still rewarding our ninjas for their hard work. What kid doesn’t want to be recognised simply for doing what they love? Ninjas will build their own video games using software and existing games that they’re already familiar with, like Scratch®, Minecraft®, and Roblox®. Our curriculum is self-paced, as ninjas work through the modules with the support of one of our Code Senseis, collaborating with their friends to problem-solve and progress. At the end of the programme, ninjas will have developed a game or an app of their own, which their friends and family can buy on the app store,” explained Biraj.
Most importantly, Code Ninjas is a safe and welcoming space for kids that are passionate about STEM and digital technology. Parents living locally can depend on the team to equip their children with crucial skills required in a digital world.
“Having all come from corporate careers, we’re more than aware of the need for digital literacy and the need for softer skills too,” said Raman. “Beyond coding and STEM learning, kids at Code Ninjas gain valuable skills, such as critical thinking, teamwork, and confidence, that build character and will serve them for the rest of their lives. As parents ourselves, we know all too well just how much parents are willing to invest in setting their children up with the best start in life. And because we’re committed to integrating Code Ninjas into our community, we’ve made sure our drop-off and pick-up process as simple and convenient as possible. Ninjas can attend sessions up to twice a week, but timings are flexible so they don’t have to attend at the same time, or even on the same day, every week.
“We’ve also established strict social distancing policies, so families can feel safe in the knowledge that we’re putting their child’s safety first. Our number one priority is ensuring our ninjas are enjoying themselves whilst also learning a valuable skill. I speak on behalf of the entire Code Ninjas Langley team when I say we can’t wait to welcome local ninjas!”
The grand opening party for Code Ninjas Langley is from 10am-4pm on Saturday 19th September. To register your place or find out more about signing your child up for the Code Ninjas programme, visit www.codeninjas.co.uk/langley-brk-uk
For more information, or to speak with the Code Ninjas Langley team, contact Kelly Ayres at Rev PR on 07895 876745 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Image attached: A photo of the Code Ninjas Langley team.