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CoderDojo Scotland

Find out more

If you would like to find out more about our free Coding Clubs at the Mitchell Library and in Community Libraries, get in touch!

0141 287 2999
libraries@glasgowlife.org.uk

Come along to your local library and find out how to make computer games, interactive stories, music, art, robots, apps and more!

Glasgow Libraries now have a network of free coding clubs where kids can learn how to be creative with code, while having fun and making new friends (For ages 8 – 17).

Where Can I Find A CoderDojo​ Club?

Our clubs are part of the CoderDojo Scotland network which runs clubs across the country.  Young coders start off by following simple instructions on how to make games and animations with Scratch, a block-based programming language developed specially for children and beginners.  As they progress they move on to making web pages and programming in Python and other real-world languages.  Help is always on hand from specially trained library staff and volunteer tech mentors. Computer equipment is available at all our library CoderDojos.

We are working towards getting our CoderDojo clubs back into libraries as the Covid restrictions are lifted and our services get back to normal. In the meantime, we have the following sessions which take place online, via Microsoft Teams:

Intermediate Scratch

Every 2nd Monday at 6pm (next session 4th October)

For 8-13 year olds who have some experience of coding in Scratch but aren’t very familiar with it yet. The group have made a variety of games and a “chatbot” over the sessions so far.

Advanced Scratch Games

Every Saturday at 10am

A faster paced session for 10-14 year olds with a reasonable amount of Scratch experience. The group have made been working on building a platformer game recently.

Creative Coding for Girls

Every 2nd Monday at 6pm (next session 11th October)

For girls aged 8 – 13, no previous experience of Scratch needed.

We’re going to be working on coding your own animated stories in Scratch at the next few sessions.

For more info on these sessions or to register your child for a free place, contact: claire.quigley@glasgowlife.org.uk ​​​