Dojo has the code for success

Date Released - 30/06/2017

WHAT is a CoderDojo? It’s part of a global movement and phenomenon that’s coming to Tameside.

The CoderDojo project believes that an understanding of programming languages is vital in the modern world, that it’s better and easier to learn these skills early, and that nobody should be denied the opportunity to do so.

Anyone aged seven to 17 can attend for free, and young people in Tameside will get their chance on Sunday, July 9, when the borough hosts its first monthly CoderDojo. It will be held at Active Medlock, Gardenfold Way, Droylsden, between 11am and 3pm.

Places must be booked in advance, and this can be done via Twitter - @TamesideDojo or e-mail,

People attending will have the chance to learn skills such as building a website, creating an app or a game, and to explore technology in an informal, creative and social environment. There will be some great resources to work with including pi-tops, Raspberry Pis, Microbits, and Google AIY HAT boards.

Cllr Lynn Travis, Tameside Council’s executive member for lifelong learning, said: “Having seen the success of the two Tameside Hacks, which were held as part of our every child a coder pledge, I’m sure that the Tameside CoderDojo will do just as well if not better.

“Initiatives like these are vital to giving our young people the skills they need to compete for good jobs in the modern economy. I would like to thank all the volunteers who are giving up their time to be mentors.”

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