New members are always welcome
Ninjas from 7 to 17 are welcome to join us. Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian who stays in the same room as them for the full session.
For the 2022/2023 season, we have the following groups delivering online sessions for CoderDojo Athenry:
EXPLORERS: for young kids (must know how to read) Learn Scratch! program your own interactive stories, games, and animations. Scratch helps kids to learn to think creatively and reason systematically.
ADVANCERS: for kids ready to move on from Explorers, features more advanced projects in Scratch and some other technologies.
BODGERS: for kids who have done Scratch and want to move on to a more advanced coding language. We’ll use Python to create our own animations and games similar those being created in both Scratch groups.
CREATORS: an introduction to game design and programming using the Unity Game Engine (www.unity3D.com) and the C# programming language.
HACKERS: for teenagers in secondary school who have plenty of past technical experience in CoderDojo. They use teamwork and collaboration to come up with ideas for challenging projects, and they tackle the projects using of skills they have developed in other CoderDojo groups and new skills they acquire during the year.
We are asking all ninjas to be re-registered this year. Please use the form, accessed by either clicking this link or by scanning the QR code below with your mobile device, for registration. You should complete the form once for each ninja attending.
Our sessions take place every Saturday between 2:00pm and 4:00pm in Clarin College, Newford, Athenry, Co. Galway, H65 KC65
We post notes from a lot of our projects and games on this blog. Anybody anywhere who wishes to re-use them is welcome to do so.
Contact us with any questions: email@example.com We look forward to you joining us!
– Declan and the CoderDojo Athenry Mentors.
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Hi, my 10 year old would like to start beginners scratch is it on this Saturday 12-2,many thanks,Liz fowler
There will be an Information and Registration Session on Saturday 27 Sept 2014 at 12:00 in the school. Normal CoderDojo sessions, including Beginners Scratch, will start two weeks later on 11 October. If you can’t attend on 27 Sept, you can register on hte first day that you attend.
Thanks mike I stupidly missed the registration date, but he will be there 11october he has friend coming with him so that’s Evan fowler and Findlay budge thanks so much, Liz
I’m a mentor in Malahide Coderdojo and we are trying to run a forge Minecraft modding. I’m trying to get the course material together but when I tried to run it, it got very caught up in the setting up and everything and I don’t think the kids really got what I hoped they would out of it. I was wondering if you had any insights or tips yourself from running the course or anything you could recommend. I think once I get to the java it will be ok but struggling a bit right now.
Thanks for any help you can give,
Hi Ciara, I will send you email. – Michael.
Hi just wondering if 7 and a half is too young to join? My son would love to join and we think he’d be able.
That should be fine — parents are usually well placed to judge. Note that we won’t be running on 30 April (Bank Holiday) but will resume on 7 May 2016.
I am just enquiring as to who i can contact in relation to the possibility of a young child I am working with to link in and join your group?
You can contact me, the lead mentor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Hi I have a 8 year old who is interested in joining in September how much is it per term and does a parent need to stay with the child thanks.
CoderDojo Athenry is run by volunteers and is entirely free for participants. Yes, children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult for the full session.
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My 8 years old daughter would love to join this Saturday.
New members, and especially girls, are very welcome! We look forward to your daughter joining us.
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My 9 year old is interested it taking part. How do we go about getting her involved?
We would be very pleased to have her involved! Please just come along on Saturday at 12:00, and fill out a registration form on the first day. There are no fees at any time. If there is a laptop in the family that she can use, please bring it along and our mentors will install any software needed.
Thanks a million. She is loving it.
Hi my son is currently in the explorers but I think this is too easy for him. Will it be ok for him to move up to advancers and if so does he need to download any additional software
Hi Anne Marie
He can move into the Advancers group, just let Oliver in that room know that he is new. He will not need any additional Software, they use Scratch in there as well.
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Hello I am just checking if you have any spaces left in the group and if the Young Person does not have a laptop can they still participate?
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