Coding is a skill everyone should learn. The advancements the humankind has made so far are fantastic, appear nearly magical – drones, robots, various portable digital devices, gene editing… Coding lies behind many of these. So, it is time we all learned this skill, after all it is the new literacy for the 21st century. I hear you saying, but it is not taught in schools. So what? Learning something should not be limited to only those subjects that are taught in schools.
We are trying to change this in Coderdojos around the world. But we can not reach all the people. We encourage everyone to learn coding using various free online resources.
Try these at our main website: https://coderdojo.com/resources/
In Wexford Town Coderdojo, we have a huge waiting list and we ask everyone to subscribe to our newsletter. As soon as we have places available, we will invite all subscribers to get their tickets. This is usually done via Eventrbrite (you will have a link in the newsletter). You will be notified most likely a few days in advance. You must be able to click the link for tickets once they go on sale. Although entry is free, we will not allow anyone without the ticket to enter. This is due to Health and Safety regulations and there will be no exceptions.
We ask all parents/guardians to stay on the premises with their children and supervise them, so that we can concentrate on teaching digital skills. Still interested? Please join our mailing list by signing up to our newsletter.
Our pop-up dojo events are an excellent opportunity for you and your child to try out the Coderdojo experience. If after this session, you still think this is what you would like to do, we will chat more and see how you too can join our club. Tickets to these events will also be announced in the newsletter.
Each Coderdojo Club follows the CoderDojo Rules and Regulations; all volunteers are vetted and have completed Child Protection Awareness Course. However, due to large number of participants and huge demand, we do not have enough volunteers to cater for any other activities (toilet visits, drinks, etc…) and this is why you have to stay to supervise. Occasionally, we might approach a parent to ask them to talk to their child as although it is a club, we need to be able to communicate and require a quiet-ish atmosphere. You can read more about the rules etc. on the Club Rules page.