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CoderDojo at the Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro
Saturday 21 09 2019 @ 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
The thirteenth CoderDojo Cornwall.
Coding is an important skill in a world that is increasingly digital. Coding is also fun and creative!
A CoderDojo is a fun and relaxed way to learn to code. And with code you can craft websites, build smartphone apps, make games, control robots and create beautiful art.
CoderDojo is a world-wide network and you can find out more: https://coderdojo.com
Who Is It For?
CoderDojo is for children aged 7 to 17 and is ideal for anyone who has never coded before or would like to learn in a relaxed and supportive group.
Parents and guardians also find the sessions useful to help continue learning and experimenting outside the dojo.
What Will We Do?
Children will pick a small, bite-sized project to do in the dojo. These projects include a tutorial, opportunities to experiment and play, as well as make something interesting.
At the end of the dojo there will be a chance to show what you’ve been working on and talk about your experience making it. We find that children love this – seeing other children’s ideas, and proudly showing their own work!
We have a range of projects, inlcuding:
* Scratch – a very gentle introduction to coding, perfect for younger coders
* Python – a very popular language that’s also easy to learn, ideal for those progressing from first steps
* Micro:bit – using Python or code blocks to control a BBC Micro:bit for fun hardware projects
* HTML – for building web pages.
Some projects can be worked on in pairs or groups.
You can find CoderDojo projects here: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/coderdojo
The popular creative coding for kids course is here:
CoderDojo is FREE! There is no cost for attending and taking part.
Please book tickets for each person attending, so 2 tickets for a parent and a child.
Please bring a fully charged laptop for your child to use. Some projects may require some software to be installed – we can help you in class.
We have some spare laptops for use in class for families that don’t have a laptop. Please get in touch directly to reserve one.
All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the dojo.
You can bring food and drink for your child, and you can take a break whenever you need to. Please eat or drink away from other’s computers and property.
We want to encourage children with additional needs – please get in touch if any preparation is required.
You can contact the organiser at coderdojocornwall at gmail dot com.