Playing games is fun, but playing a game you have created is something else!

Saturday AM 9-11 years Intermediate Scratch games coding club

Saturday morning games coding code club
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Children love to play computer video games, but parents know how distracting and addictive they can be. This code club harnesses your child's enthusiasm and creativity and encourages the development of coding, analytical, and maths skills.

Activity options & fees

Saturday AM - Intermediate Scratch games coding club
9-11 years
At our Training studio in Bromley Common BR2 8LU. Maximum 12 students.
Ten (term time) 2 hour sessions. 10am - 12midday. Join anytime.
This activity will re-start in September 2020
£92 - for 10 sessions

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Activity content

This fun activity involves creating games using Scratch, Pixelmator and Garageband. Students are taught to build a complete game using creative coding techniques, and are then encouraged to put into practice what they have learnt to add their own ideas or create their own game.

Every term is different
Each term we explore different techniques and skills to excite and motivate our students. Your child will be engaged, educated and entertained.

Scratch code blocks

Games coding
Scratch games programming is at the heart of our Games Design code clubs. We use Scratch to build powerful interactive games, thereby giving our students a visual foothold in the concepts of coding. We teach all the components of object-orientated programming, the current industry standard approach. Scratch is powerful and scalable, allowing both simple coding exercises and the development of complex games.

Pixelmator image editing

Image design
Games coding is not just about coding. Our students also learn how to create, edit and download images to add to their games, and the various types and uses of image file formats. We use Pixelmator for Mac which emulates many of the features of Photoshop, another industry standard.

Garageband music production

Music production and sound FX
Games come to life when music and FX are added. We have an extensive library of FX and our students can produce their own music by layering instrument performances in Garageband. 

Tailored content
Club content is tailored to challenge each student. They are continually assessed to establish the level they are working at and to stretch them.

Learn together and then create your own games
The class learns by being taught how to build complete games, each one using a specific technique, and then each student is encouraged to put into practice what they have learnt, either by modifying the game, or by creating their own game. 

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.

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Our activities cover attainment targets from the National Computing Curriculum.

What is taught?
Students learn concepts and skills in games coding including file management, animation, character and object control, and coding concepts such as event handlers, control statements, variables loops, properties and functions. These are industry standard concepts and skills and are transferrable to future learning and the workplace.

Certificate

Certificates
Our activities are accredited with Pixel Gang Certificates. To earn a certificate learners must complete certificate tasks.

Age range & SEN

This activity is suitable for any 9-11 year old child who has some experience of Scratch or has a keen interest in learning coding. Is your child ready?

Colour Switch Scratch game screenshot