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31st January 2023

Helping young people find a Dojo

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the global CoderDojo community had to respond and adapt to a host of new circumstances. Some volunteers took on additional caring responsibilities, moved location, or no longer had access to the venues where their Dojos were hosted. A remarkable number of clubs found new and innovative ways to learn and have …

25th January 2023

What is the Clubs Conference?

The Clubs Conference is a weekend of learning and connecting for volunteers and educators involved in CoderDojo and Code Club. It will take place in Churchill College, Cambridge, UK on Friday 24 and Saturday 25 March 2023. What can I look forward to? On Friday 24 March you’ll have the opportunity to register early from …

24th January 2023

Reassuring our community about the recent CircleCI security alert

You may have heard of a recent security alert at CircleCI. We want to reassure our community that we have no reason to believe that any user data has been accessed, or is at risk, because of this incident. What is CircleCI?  CircleCI lets teams build fully-automated pipelines, from testing to deployment. Engineers can use …

19th December 2022

New resources released in 2022

As we come to the end of 2022, the CoderDojo team wants to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all our community members for volunteering your time and skills over the last year to support young people. As many Dojos return to in-person activities, it’s been fantastic to get out and …

13th December 2022

Celebrate with Certificates in your Dojo

Use our variety of certificates to recognise and celebrate all those who participate in your Dojo. Whether it’s celebrating Ninjas developing their coding skills, thanking volunteers for giving their time, or showing gratitude to those who give the space to host Dojo sessions, we have a certificate to suit the situation.

9th November 2022

Take part in our Clubs Conference

We are excited to announce that CoderDojo and Code Club, along with the wider Raspberry Pi Foundation family, will host the first-ever Clubs Conference from Friday 24 to Saturday 25 March 2023 at Churchill College, Cambridge, CB3 0DS, UK and we’d like to invite you to join us! The Clubs Conference is a participatory event …

17th October 2022

Two new training modules for volunteers

Over the last number of months, we’ve been consulting with groups of volunteers on how to make improvements to our training offering for Dojo champions and for new volunteers interested in mentoring with a club. As part of these consultation sessions, and as a result of the feedback provided through a number of surveys, we …

3rd October 2022

Launching the new CoderDojo website

Today we’re excited to share the new CoderDojo website with you. Our new site design aims to better help you find the most relevant and useful content, whatever your role in the community. It is easier to navigate and find information, so you can stay up to date with the latest news, resources, and initiatives …

24th August 2022

Resources to help you get Back to Dojo

It’s that time of year again when many Dojos return from break. It can be a busy month for a lot of people, so we have a special comprehensive guide to help you restart your Dojo!  For the next four weeks, our Back to Dojo series will highlight helpful resources that you may need for …

24th August 2022

Icebreakers and unplugged activities for your club

Icebreaker activities are designed to welcome and encourage interaction among Ninjas at the start of a session. These short games are fantastic ways to help new Ninjas feel relaxed.  The benefits of starting a Dojo session with icebreakers include: Helping a new group get to know one another Helping new members to integrate into a …

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