There are nearly 2,000 verified Dojos in 93 countries, and very soon Bridgwater’s very own Dojo will be starting!

CoderDojo is open to all young people aged 7 to 17 and their parents or guardians, but places are limited so you may need to contact us first, rather than taking a chance.

You may have already heard of Code Clubs and CoderDojo, but not really know what ‘coding’ is?

Basically, coding is just another name for computer programming.

Computer code touches so many aspects of our lives that we forget it’s even there: just about every aspect of your day relies on computer code…..

  • getting into your car? Your remote unlocking key uses code.
  • Going somewhere new? Your satnav works by following a computer code.
  • Start your car and the code in your engine’s electronic control unit allows the engine to run properly.

Every one of these things run code, that someone somewhere has written.

And then, of course there’s…

  • your phone,
  • your TV,
  • your bank,
  • every electronic piece of equipment in the hospitals,
  • shop tills,
  • traffic lights,
  • aeroplanes,
  • every single web page you’ve ever visited.

You’re reading these words because someone wrote the code that allowed it to happen!

To quote Carl Sagan,

“we live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.”

CoderDojo aims to change that, with fun activities like making electronic music, building simple robots, creating computer games, constructing websites, making phone apps, all at the whim and pace of the attendees in a safe and supportive environment.

Your young CoderDojo Ninja will ideally bring their own laptop along, but there are a small number of bookable laptops available.

A special thanks, goes to Paul Swift of the Welton CoderDojo for his input.