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Coding? Kid’s business, absolutely

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// // Started last year, Codekids is launching new classrooms for the second half of 2021.

Launched in Perth in July last year, Codekids Perth has released a brand-new teaching location to hold its coding classes for school-aged children.

They offer high-quality and children-friendly coding classes for school-aged students. Students learn important skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity and much more, all while having fun.

Classes aim to maximise future career opportunities for our younger generations, create more young entrepreneurs and open their eyes to what coding can do.


Codekids was established by a team of young entrepreneurs in Perth, including Alex Shi and Nick Berryman. They decided to share their passion for coding by teaching students the skills and knowledge they need to prepare for a rapidly changing future.

They believe computer programming/coding could be a future language just as important as English or any other language.

A recent McKinsey Global Institute report suggested that by 2030, AI and robots could replace as much as 30 percent of the world’s current human labour.

We see this trend here in WA already with about one-third of the mine haulage truck fleet at Rio Tinto’s Pilbara mines being automate.

Coding? Kid's business, absolutely

“To embrace this change, Codekids believe it is crucial to start learning coding and programming as young as Year 1,” Codekids Co-founder Alex Shi told Startup News.

Learning to code is not only about preparing for a future as a potential programmer, it’s about improving people’s all round skills and aptitude.

Plenty of students have little or no interest in arts and creativity but find themselves using coding to create interesting and expressive games and stories while also improving their STEM skills. On the other hand, many artistically-minded students find themselves improving a lot of STEM skills such as technology and maths, skills that they may find uninteresting or difficult in school

Nick Berryman

Codekids Perth launches children coding classes at Perth Modern School starting in Term 3, 2021.

Find out more by visiting Codekids website at

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Charlie Gunningham

Former co-founder, GM, CEO Business News and Accelerating Commercialisation adviser. Charlie has spent 20+ years in Perth's startup scene, as founder, mentor, adviser, writer and investor. There's nothing he likes more than helping early stage tech startups ... and drinking coffee, shiraz or playing in a blues band. Email Charlie here.
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