Rullion is proud to support CoderDojo in bringing computer clubs for young people to South Manchester.
What is Coder Dojo?
This global network of computer clubs is a place for young people to learn to code, develop websites, apps, games and more!
CoderDojo has recently seen a club open at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre, Portway, Wythenshawe. On Sunday 25th January, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group opened the first session with great success:
"We were really excited after leaving the CoderDojo and have told all our friends at school about it. I can't wait for the next one." Athena,aged 9.
"I really liked the Minecraft and learning how to do new things" Zanthe, aged 8.
Tell us more…..
WythenshaweCoderDojo, is part of a growing global network of programming clubs, taking young people out of their bedrooms and igniting their intelligence. The club encourages knowledge sharing, discussions, creativity and an eagerness to find out more about coding.
Tickets for the Wythenshawe CoderDojo are free and the 40 places were all snapped up for the first event within 24 hours of being released.
Led by a group of volunteers, Wythenshawe CoderDojo is a joint initiative between Rullion IT Plus, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group and Manchester City Council. Each session offers a different learning opportunity including coding, developing websites, apps, programs, games, exploring technology and meet like-minded peers to show off the things that they create.
Sarah Klueter, Assistant Director of Community Investment and Regeneration at Wythenshawe Community Housing Group said: “There are highly paid technical jobs in Wythenshawe and the surrounding area and these are not currently going to local residents. This club aims to help tackle that skills gap and get more residents into this well-paid growth sector.”
Thanks to CoderDojo, young people can learn important skills that will really benefit them in the future. The technology industry is strong in the North West, the UK and indeed worldwide. These skills could be key to opening the door to numerous opportunities.
And the best feature about CoderDojo is that it is absolutely free! How many activities can you find for kids these days that are free?
WythenshaweCoderDojo sessions will be held on the last Sunday of every month at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre for young people aged between 5 and 15 years. (Parents are welcome to join in and those 12 years and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult.)
Equipment is provided but you are welcome to bring along your own laptops, Raspberry Pi and other technology.
Spaces are limited and are snapped up fast so follow us on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with our latest news.
We can’t wait to see you there!
About Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG)
Wythenshawe Community Housing Group has been created to provide a group structure for Willow Park and Parkway Green Housing Trusts. It came into effect from the 1st of April 2013 and will put Wythenshawe at the heart of social housing in Manchester.
The new Group is responsible for over 13,500 houses across Wythenshawe and provides employment to over 500 people.
For more information visit www.wchg.org.uk