Sign_up_for_our_first_MGGS_Coderdojo!

We are delighted to announce that we will be launching our free coding and digital making club at Maidstone Grammar School for Girls on Saturday, 21st March from 1pm until 4 pm. We are currently looking for young people to attend and we need you!

What is CoderDojo?
CoderDojo is a global, open-source, volunteer-led movement that organises free, not-for-profit coding clubs (Dojos) for young people aged 7–17 years. At a Dojo, young people learn to program and develop websites, apps, programs and games, they build things with code and electronics, and much more. Members also meet like-minded people, show off what they’ve been working on, and take part in national and international events, such as our Coolest Projects showcase (coolestprojects.org). CoderDojo makes learning to code a fun, sociable, and creative experience.

You can find out more at coderdojo.com.
Attending is free of charge; however, it is necessary to sign up in order to guarantee your child a place. Visit our Dojo web page and register your interest by clicking the ‘Join’ button:
https://zen.coderdojo.com/dojos/gb/maidstone/maidstone-mggs.

Once there, you will also be able to reserve a space for upcoming Dojo sessions.

What should I bring to the event?
Often, Dojos require that participants bring a laptop, but we are pleased to be able to provide equipment. If your child would like to bring their laptop, they are very welcome, but please be aware that some activities may require installation of software. Other activities may not require a laptop at all.

Am I, the parent/carer required to attend?
Yes, children must be accompanied by a parent/guardian, who is required to remain on the premises for the duration of the session. You will be asked to help your child(ren) get set up and ready, though after this, our volunteer mentors will assist your children in their learning.

Should my child or I have prior coding knowledge?
No, the Dojo is open to complete beginners as well as to young people who have coded before. We have skilled mentors who will help with technical questions.

Please note that we have a limited number of spaces, so remember to sign your child up in advance for each session.

We look forward to welcoming you both to our Dojo!

 

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