Belts are given to Dojo attendees who have earned them for their dedication to the Dojo and developing their programming skills!
Belt Awards are a great way of encouraging young people to progress their skills in different areas, there is always another challenge for you to focus on!
- We (the whole Dojo – mentors, parents and all club members) will help you get there
- We will be clear about what is required to get to the next belt level
- We will give you feedback for next time if you did not make it
- An element of Social Good is a must – (e.g. upholding the CoderDojo Mottos, mentoring others in the Dojo, making a website for a charity, etc.)
Applying for a Belt
‘Applying’ sounds very formal but the basic idea is that anyone can request to be assessed for a Belt. Let any of the mentors know that you would like to apply for a belt. Mentors will then discuss with you what is needed (your goals) and agree how to achieve your goals.
Main Objectives of the Belt Award System
- Learn Skills (sushi cards, internet resources) – these are the practical skills that are picked up at Dojos week in, week out
- Put Skills into Practice – demonstrate that skills are understood and are being put into practice together (not just copied)
- Recognition – Belts are awarded based on recognition from Mentors and peers