Free

Essential Information

Type Daytime
Location
Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre
Date and Times First Saturday of the month
Prices Free

CoderDojo

Free coding session for young people interested in programming.

Welcome to CoderDojo at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre 

The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre's CoderDojo is a free coding club for young people (7-17) interested in programming. The monthly club will consist of 90 minutes of programming; in which you can take part in an array of specially designed coding activities inspired by our vast collection. In the final half an hour of the session, you will be able to share and present your projects with your peers.

Our knowledgeable and friendly mentors will support you whilst you try out different tasks and activities. Create projects in Scratch, Python, HTML and more; No matter if you are a programming master or a total beginner, everyone is welcome in this club. Our Dojo will return on the first Saturday of November 2021.

Important information

What do I need to bring?

Please bring a laptop and charger for your child to work on, if possible. We do have some spare equipment and advise you make arrangements to use it in advance by emailing ppmcc@rmg.co.uk 

You may also like to bring a notepad and a pencil, to jot down ideas or any usernames/passwords created during the session.

We do provide light refreshments such as juice, hot drinks, fruit and biscuits free of charge but you may want to provide your own.

Due to Covid 19, we advise that supporting adults wear face coverings where possible and use the antibacterial  stations where possible.

Do parents need to stay for the duration of a Dojo?

A lot of our older ninjas enjoy the dojo as much as the little ones  and stay for the whole session. What we advise is If your child is under the age of 13, then you will need to stay with them for the duration of the Dojo. For children over the age of 13, it is recommended that a parent/guardian remains nearby and can be easily reached by phone. This is in the interests of safeguarding.

How can parents/guardians get involved?

Parents and guardians can help in many ways, from helping to set up the room or snack table to managing administration or becoming a mentor themselves. Some parents choose to help promote their local Dojo by designing and distributing flyers and other promotional material. If you are over 18 and feel that you can help out once a month please declare your interest with our volunteer manager on volunteers@rmg.co.uk

Does CoderDojo cost anything to attend?

Our Dojo is free but we do have a booking fee of £1.00 per order.

Where is CoderDojo held?

Sessions will be held in the learning space at The Prince Philip Maritime Collections Centre in Kidbrooke.