Category Archives: coderdojo

Armagh meets Minecraft: Armagh 2.0


Summer is a busy time here at AmmA Centre with all sorts of fantastic creative and digital workshops for young people. Sometimes its easy to confuse the place with a busy school playground with the creative buzz from our various rooms and studios. This year we made the brave leap into the world of Minecraft having tinkered with it during the school year in a number of primary settings.

CoderDojo Ninja Spotlight: Jack talks about his website project YouthTechNI

Jack Coder Dojo News Story

From the age of 10, Jack Delaney has been a regular attendee of CoderDojo@TheAmmACentre. From an early age Jack has been very enthusiastic about all things technology related so Coder Dojo was a great fit for his interests and an opportunity to meet other like minded young people.

CoderDojo Returns @ AmmA – 1st November 2014


Coder Dojo is starting again in The AmmA Centre to coincide with term 1. Registration details will be available here shortly and emails will go out to all previous participants. Workshops have a new start time of 10.30 and will finish at lunchtime. We will run 4 sessions between now and Christmas with a further 4 sessions in Term 2.

Creative Learning Award for AmmA Centre and Armagh Observatory


Staff at Armagh Observatory and the AmmA Creative Learning Centre, Armagh, worked last summer to deliver AmmA’s Project Infinity, which involved a team of eight young people working together to design, construct and launch a weather balloon that would carry a scientific payload to gather data and imagery from the edge of space. The hard work of everyone involved in this project was rewarded on 11th June at the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure’s (DCAL’s) Claire’s Awards ceremony in W5,  in an event that celebrated achievement and outstanding impact amongst the Department’s Arms-Length Bodies and other organizations in the fields of creativity, innovation, education and lifelong learning. Project Infinity was recognized with an award from the DCAL Minister, Carál Ní Chuilín MLA, of a “Highly Commended” certificate in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) category.

#DojoConNI heading for Armagh on March 22nd


#DojoConNI is Northern Irelands first official conference for mentors, parents and teachers who are involved or interested in becoming involved in the Coder Dojo movement. With 339 clubs already running across 38 countries, Coder Dojo has become a huge success story.