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Our main goal is to keep CoderDojo Kinsale running in a safe and responsible way during these difficult times. Find out how we are achieving this here.
CoderDojo Kinsale is part of the CoderDojo Movment
CoderDojos are free, volunteer-led, community based programming clubs for kids between 7 and 17. At our Dojo, Ninjas learn how to code, develop websites, apps, programs, games and explore technology in an informal and creative environment.
What Happens At A Dojo?
One of the great things about CoderDojo is how it flips the classroom concept. There’s no lecturing or traditional teaching. Ninjas (students) learn on their own as well as from each other. We provide resource cards called “Sushi cards” that they can use to learn new skills.
As they advance, Ninjas are required to create projects that contribute to the “social good”. For example, they can create a new website that benefits the local community or create an app that helps their school. This reinforces the practical benefits that can come from technology.
Ninjas work at their own pace to create their code projects. We reinforce peer learning with one of our main mottoes, “Ask three, then me”. Helping others is also a core requirement for progressing through our belt grading.
Recognizing Ninja’s progress
Belts are awarded to show the progress of a Ninja through the Dojo, covering multiple disciplines from learning to take first steps in IT up to, and including, teaching and the designing of their own projects. We take Ninjas at any level from beginners to those who would like to learn to pass on their skills.
Earn badges for completing challenges
Badges are awarded for specific tasks, be it learning to write their first program in scratch or designing a website. Badges mount up until they qualify for a belt.
Competitions & Events
Check out some of the amazing events and opportunities that take place throughout the year.
Our technology showcase celebrating young coders, designers and digital makers around the world.
Create experiments that run on the Raspberry Pi computers aboard the International Space Station.
A free international event bringing together kids from across the world for a week of out of this world coding!
Joining Our Dojo
It couldn’t be easier to become part of one of the leading community coding organisations. Being part of CoderDojo opens doors to a world of possibilities.
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