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Kids are learning to code thanks to a free club where they can test and tune their digital skills. Volunteer-led organisation CoderDojo is holding the fun clubs – or Dojos – every month for six to 16-year-olds at The Core at Newcastle Science Central.
The children select the theme for each session, and as well as learning to code they’ll be developing websites, apps, programs, games and more.
Karen Marshall, education, skills and engagement manager at Newcastle Science City, said: “CoderDojo is a fantastic initiative that makes learning to code a fun and sociable experience for the children.
“It puts a strong emphasis on open source and free software and has a large network of members and volunteers globally. CoderDojo is lucky enough to receive software donations from a wide range of companies, without which these superb sessions could not run.”
The Dojos also rely on volunteers, some of which work at The Core, the first building to open at Newcastle’s Science Central, to set up, run and teach the sessions, with Newcastle Digital Skills Academy taking the lead.
There are three Dojos in Newcastle city centre – two at The Core and one at Space 2 on Clayton Street, all running from 3.45pm to 5.15pm.
The sessions at The Core run every second Tuesday (six to 16-year-olds) and every third Tuesday (girls only). The Dojo at Space 2 run in the fourth week of each month.