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Easter holiday 2020 7-8yrs Young Learners Scratch games coding course

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This fun games programming course involves learning a new games coding technique whilst building a complete game with Scratch. Students are then encouraged to add their own ideas, and make their own game by putting into practice what they have learnt.

Activity options & fees

Young Learners Scratch games coding course
7-8 years
At our training studio in Bromley Common BR2 8LU. 12 students maximum group size.
Three 2hr sessions 10am - 12midday each day.
Mon 6th, Tue 7th, Wed 8th April 2020.

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NOTE: Your child must have already attended a free Taster or Trial session or an after school club to attend this activity.

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Activity content

Suitable for beginners and younger children, this fun activity involves creating games using Scratch, a friendly, visual yet powerful coding platform. Students are taught creative coding techniques, and are then encouraged to put into practice what they have learnt, adding their own ideas, experimenting and creating their own games.

Scratch code blocks

Games coding
Scratch games programmingis more than fun, its inspiring and educational too. Scratch utilises a simple Lego like visual coding interface in which blocks can be combined to create powerful processes called algorithms. Young learners soon grasp the idea and before long are able to create movement and interaction. Under instruction they learn how to create player controlled, and automated, animations, collisions, and chases which delight and empower their imaginations.

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Image design
Scratch has a powerful image creation feature so students can create their own characters, objects and backdrops. We also have a scanner so students can bring in drawings and paintings and integrate them into their games.

Garageband music production

Music production and sound FX
Games are always enhanced by sound so we have an extensive sound FX library, and students can use Garageband to create background music for their games.

Tailored content
Teaching content is tailored to challenge and improve each learner's existing skills and knowledge. Learners are continually assessed to establish the level they are working at and to stretch them.

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Our activities cover attainment targets from the National Computing Curriculum.

Create then play
Our clubs are not simply an opportunity to play games, students must create their own and in only two of the ten sessions are they permitted to play games others have created.

Age range & SEN

This activity is suitable for any 7-8 year old child who is interested in games coding. Is your child ready?

girls collaborating to code a game