Why more children should learn computer coding

  • 27 July 2013
Young reporters Lucas and Cairo report on coding

Children have been getting the chance to learn about computer coding at CBBC Live in Leeds.

Coding is when you give a sequence of instructions to a computer so you can make it do what you want to do.

Computers are a major part of our lives now - so there's a big push to get more kids to understand coding, so computers can do more things!

There are around 900 coding clubs for nine to 11-year-olds across the country.

Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the world wide web, told Newsround earlier this month: "You have to remember that the computer's been programmed by someone.

"If you can imagine a computer being different, if you are fed up with the way a programme works - programme it!"