Star quality at Wormit as school club scoops award

Wormit P7s with Lorna Gibson (left) and Janice Paterson. (Photo by George McLuskie)

Wormit P7s with Lorna Gibson (left) and Janice Paterson. (Photo by George McLuskie)

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Wormit Primary has become the only school in Scotland to receive a prestigious Star Club award this year.

The Code Club has been awarded Star Club status which recognises the fine work of children and support from the school, including teachers and volunteers.

Code Club is a nationwide network of after-school coding clubs for children aged nine -11 years.

It is led at Wormit by Lorna Gibson, a science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) ambassador and Scottish coordinator for Code club, and Janice Paterson, the school’s principal teacher.

They are assisted by parent volunteers.

The fun, vibrant and busy club provides a series of projects that teach children how to make computer games, animations and websites.

Projects encourage the development of skills for life, such as problem-solving and creativity. 

Primary Seven created ‘DIY Gamers’ using technology skills, such as soldering, are now programming these devices to create their own computer games.