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Children given chance to learn to write computer code

12 August 2013 Last updated at 08:02 BST

From smart phones to computer games, they all work thanks to a piece of code that has been written by someone somewhere in the world.

Now children in the UK are being given the chance to learn how to become the next generation of programmers as part of an initiative to get more young people involved.

Sophie Van Brugen met some of them to find out more.