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Apple offers summer classes around the US teaching kids how to code

Coding camp the latest initiative by the tech giant to reach out to children

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 22 June, 2016, 5:06am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 22 June, 2016, 11:36am

This summer, Apple will introduce an addition to its usual Apple Camp program: a coding course for children ages 8 to 12.

Besides its usual interactive storytelling and iMovie classes, kids will have the option to enroll in Coding Games and Programming Robots. The class will use Tynker's software to teach the basics of coding using blocks that can animate characters and move robots. In May, Tynker raised US$7.1 million in funding.

Apple's coding camp is yet another initiative in the company's mission to teach younger generations coding skills.

At this year's Worldwide Developer's Conference, Apple introduced the iPad app Swift Playgrounds, a game-based app with coding challenges specifically targeted at kids.

Coding camp sessions will be held for 90-minute sessions throughout the last week of July and are free to the public. 

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