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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org