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  • Scratch is the world's most popular programming language for primary school children. Scratch's visual coding blocks makes it particularly useful to learn coding concepts and computational thinking. More experienced children can also benefit from Scratch as we will cover more advanced aspects of the language. In this course, children will be learn to create stories; bring animations to life; code musical instruments; design exciting games; and control robots such as Lego EV3 or Sphero.

    This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Scratch sessions last an hour. WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Day Time Level
    Monday 4.15 PM - 5.15 PM Scratch 1 (Beginner)
    Monday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Scratch 2 (Intermediate)
    Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020   EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free apps installed: Zoom (download here)   Age Requirement: 7+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
  • Students will learn to code in Python and create fun games and useful applications. Python is particularly suitable for this age group because it is concise, easy to read and has multiple applications in the real world (web development, app development and other scientific uses such as data science). It is the most popular programming language in the world and is widely used by all the leading tech companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Python Level 1 course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Python Coding 2 is suitable for students who have already completed our Python Coding 1 course. It is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. This class is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and the Python programming language. Students will be comfortable programming in Python and taking their newly acquired programming skills home.
    • Learn Python syntax (structure)
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make a super cool game
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time Level
    Monday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Python Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Tuesday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Python Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Tuesday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Python Coding, Level 2 (Intermediate)
    Saturday 12.00 PM - 1.00 PM Python Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
      Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need: A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed. System Requirements: A computer (PC or Mac). Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Python 1 class, then we would suggest booking the Python 2 class which covers more advanced topics.
  • This course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Learn to code using your favourite gaming platform and develop fun Roblox games. Our Lua based code editor is particularly suitable for this age group because it is really easy to use and can be built up to more text-heavy coding once you get comfortable with the basics. This camp is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and the Lua programming language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game developers across the world. By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating Roblox games and will have published at least one game on to Roblox, which could end up helping them make lots of Robux!
    • Design a Roblox game
    • Learn Lua syntax and use it to script your game
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make a super cool game
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time Level
    Monday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Tuesday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Wednesday 4.15 PM -5.15 PM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Saturday 9.30 AM - 10.30 AM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
      Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free software installed: Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
  • Don’t just let your children play Minecraft, get them coding with it! In this virtual summer term class, children will be taught to code using Minecraft, in a fun learning environment. This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Minecraft sessions last an hour. WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Level: Mincraft 1 (Beginner)
    Monday 4.15 PM - 5.15 PM
    Saturday 9.30 AM - 10.30 AM
    Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    • Minecraft Education Edition (available for PC/Mac/iPAD). Download for PC/Mac here. For the iPad, please visit the app store.
    • Please check system requirements prior to booking here.
    Age Requirement: 7 to 12 No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Minecraft Coding class, then we would suggest booking the Intermediate Mincraft Coding class which covers more advanced topics. Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
  • MINECRAFT Coding Intermediate Level Take your Minecraft coding knowledge further with the new Code Kids Intermediate level Minecraft Coding course this Autumn. You will take your knowledge of creative game play to the next level as we explore the interplay between code, command blocks, and Redstone to create multi-player games. We will also introduce Minecraft JavaScript and Python coding to children. This will set them up for the next level of their coding journey which will use ‘real-world’ text-based programming languages such as Java, Python or JavaScript. Who is the course for? The course is aimed at children who are at least 9 years of age or those who have a good grasp of the beginner level concepts which were covered during the Spring and Summer term classes. What we will cover in the Intermediate Minecraft course:
    • We will focus more on multiplayer games where the children can interactively play inside each other's Minecraft worlds.
    • Advanced data structures: using object Variables, Lists and Dictionaries
    • Use of Logic, and nested logic statements to make in-game decisions.
    • Advanced loops: using For loops and While loops embedded with logic
    • Using Functions to create reusable and clean code.
    • Combining Command blocks and Code to create highly interactive games
    • We will explore basic JavaScript and Python coding techniques. This is the next step up from block-based coding and opens up a whole new world of 'real-life' coding opportunities.
    This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Minecraft sessions last an hour. WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Level: Mincraft 2 (Intermediate)
    Monday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
    Thursday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
    Saturday 10.45 AM - 11.45 AM
      Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    • Minecraft Education Edition (available for PC/Mac/iPAD). Download for PC/Mac here. For the iPad, please visit the app store.
    • Please check system requirements prior to booking here.
    Hardware requirements:
    • Windows 10 PC or Mac OS computer version 10.13 or higher
    • Recommended RAM: 8GB
    Age Requirement: 9+ Experience: Course participants must have attended Beginner Level Mincraft coding course with us (week-long camp or term time club) prior to starting this class. Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
  • Our Game design and coding course teaches you how to think like a professional game creator. Children learn to create arcade-style 2-D games that they can then publish and play on a computer or any other mobile device, including a mini-console. We also cover techniques such as graphic design, adding game behaviours, creating game maps, and using asset packs.

    WHEN (Choose one of the following):

    Days Time
    Saturday 9.30 AM – 10.30 AM
    Term Starts: 22nd Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October – 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session.

    EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

    • Zoom (download here)
    • iPad, Android tablet, or laptop/computer with a web browser
    Age Requirement: 7+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
  • Minecraft Java Coding – Advanced Game Modding Use Java code to create amazing multiplayer games on your own server. Create your own weapons, super-powers, and structures with Java code. You will also learn to build adventure maps on your server and then share your world with friends who access your private game server. In this course, you will:
    • Create Minecraft multiplayer games and adventure maps
    • Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft
    • Code in Java which has real world application across business and education
    • Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Setup and control your private Minecraft server
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time
    Tuesday 6.46 PM - 7.45 PM
    Saturday 9.30 AM - 10.30 AM
    Term Starts: 22nd Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    Course requirements:
    • 10 years or older (for younger children please speak to us for guidance)
    • Experience of prior coding using languages such as Scratch, Minecraft Education Edition or Python
    • Comfortable using a computer and mouse (typing and accessing the file system)
    • Minecraft Java Edition
    • Windows 10 PC with minimum 4GB RAM or MacOS version 10.13 or higher and a minimum of 4GB RAM
    The sessions include:
    • Qualified live instructors with teaching and experience
    • 1 hour weekly guided instructions and 1 hour self-paced project development (optional)
    • Small class size with the option of 1 to 1 guidance after the class
    • Access to all project guides and videos
    Age Requirement: 10+ Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
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    Learn about electricity, circuits and electronics using Minecraft Redstone! Redstone components like levers are just like switches on real-world devices and redstone dust is laid down in the game like electrical wiring. Discover how to use Redstone to create virtual logic gates, resistors, transistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and sensors. Use these along with other components like pistons to build amazing mechanisms and self moving machines! WHEN:
    Day Time
    Wednesday: 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
    Term Starts: 23rd Sep 2020 Term Ends: 2nd Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October – 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session.   What you would need A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed. Minecraft Java Edition (available for PC and Mac only) for the 9+ courses Age Requirement: 8 to 12 No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
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    Learn to design your user interface (UI) to be engaging, functional and proactive with regards to your user’s needs. Code the interactions within your user interface for a seamless user experience. Our block based code editor is particularly suitable for this application because it is really easy to use and can be built up to more text-heavy coding once you get comfortable with the basics. This online Autumn Term is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and design thinking. By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating content for mobile applications and will have published at least one app on to Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store.
    • Understand your user’s needs
    • Design your user interface (UI)
    • Code interactions within your app
    • Upload your app onto Google Play Store or App Store
    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
    •  Design – Learn to create an amazing user interface (UI)
    •  Coding – Learn to code app interactions
    •  Test and Debug – Using a test site
    •  Create – Make an amazing and powerful app
    •  Upload – Learn to publish onto Apple’s App Store
    •  Upload – Learn to publish onto Google Play Store
      WHEN:
    Day Time
    Wednesday: 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM
    Term Starts: 23rd Sep 2020 Term Ends: 2nd Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October – 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session.   EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free apps installed: Zoom (download here) Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
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    Learn to code using your favourite gaming platform and develop fun Roblox games. Roblox is the most popular game creation platform in the world. Successful games and models have the potential to generate millions of Robux for creators all across the planet and any age. This Autumn Term Course is a great next step up from fundamental programming concepts and the Lua programming language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game developers across the world. Children will study the game design mechanics of the most popular games and will learn how to create monetisation strategies that can be applied in their own games. By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating Roblox games and will have published at least one game on to Roblox, which could end up helping them make lots of Robux!
    • Learn advanced game design concepts
    • Use LUA programming scripts to create custom behaviours and game interactions
    • Create NPC animations (for example 'Rag Doll' behaviours)
    • Use powerful 3D model creation tools such as Blender and Maya to create amazing 3D meshes and custom models
    • Strategies to monetise such as creating game passes
    • Use all of the above to make super cool games
    WHEN:
    Day Time
    Thursday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM
    Term Starts: 24th Sep 2020 Term Ends: 3rd Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October – 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free software installed: Age Requirement: 10+ Course participants must have attended a Roblox coding course with us (week-long camp or term time club) prior to starting this class.
  • Learn to create Battle Royale Games like the popular Roblox game ‘Island Royale’ but your games will be packed with even more features! Games like Fortnite and PUBG have made player versus player (PvP) games the most popular game genre. The most popular PvP games on Roblox attract millions of players every day. Roblox Battle Royale is our most popular and exciting course. Students will create their own fully functional and realistic PvP Battle Royale games. They will learn to publish their games and how to market them effectively to gain gameplay popularity. What you will learn:
    • Use Roblox Studio’s advanced features to model realistic interactions
    • Covering intermediate level LUA coding principles to design weapons and transport systems
    • Create custom world maps
    • Create custom weapons and effects
    • Understand physics concepts such as gravity and velocity in 3D games
    • Creating leader boards and scoring systems
    • Create custom flying aeroplanes and getaway vehicles
    • How to add special Game Passes (the specifics of this will be covered in the Advanced Roblox Game Entrepreneur course)
    • Publishing and marketing your Battle Royale game
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time Level
    Monday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Roblox Coding, Level 2 (Battle Royale Games)
    Tuesday  6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Roblox Coding, Level 2 (Battle Royale Games)
    Wednesday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Roblox Coding, Level 2 (Battle Royale Games)
    Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session.

    PREREQUISITES 

    Recommended Age: 10+ (please speak to our Roblox team for guidance if your child is younger than 10). Experience: Completed a Beginner Level Roblox course, or you must be comfortable with Roblox Studio and will have prior experience of designing and publishing simple games. Hardware: Windows 10 PC minimum 4GB RAM, or MacOS version 10.13 or higher and minimum 4RAM. Either a wired or a wireless mouse is recommended.
  • Website Design - Making Beautiful Websites Learn to create the perfect website with WebFlow, which is one of the most popular website creation platforms. Creating websites is an extremely important skillset to have and it sets you on your way to building websites for your friends, family, or even as part of your own fledgling business! In this course, you will learn skills that can be applied directly in the real world. The course is project based and we will be taking a website project from inception through to design and final publishing. In this course, you will:
    • Create custom themes and layouts on WebFlow
    • Learn to modify HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create amazing functional websites
    • Integrate 3rd party tools such email marketing (i.e. Mail Chimp) and CRM
    • Add e-commerce features to sell products
    • Learn how to add custom domain names (DNS)
    • How to make your websites safe and secure
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time
    Thursday 5.30 PM -6.30 PM
    Term Starts: 24th Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    Course requirements:
    • 10 years or older
    • Comfortable using a computer and mouse (typing and accessing the file system)
    • Google Chrome web browser
    • Windows 10 PC with minimum 4GB RAM or MacOS version 10.13 or higher and a minimum of 4GB RAM
    The sessions include:
    • Qualified live instructors with teaching and experience
    • 1 hour weekly guided instructions and 1 hour self-paced project development (optional)
    • Small class size with the option of 1 to 1 guidance after the class
    • Access to all project guides and videos
    Age Requirement: 10+ Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
  • 26Oct
    The Python Level 1 course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Students will learn to code in Python and create fun games and useful applications. Python is particularly suitable for this age group because it is concise, easy to read and has multiple applications in the real world (web development, app development and other scientific uses such as data science). It is the most popular programming language in the world and is widely used by all the leading tech companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook. This class is a great introduction to both fundamental coding concepts and the Python programming language. After this course, students will be comfortable coding in Python and have the confidence to extend their knowledge at home.
    • Learn Python syntax (structure)
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make games and robot chat bot applications
    WHEN:
    Monday,  26 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Tuesday,  27 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Wednesday, 28 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Thursday, 29 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Friday,  30 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need: A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed. System Requirements: A computer (PC or Mac). Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Python 1 class, then we would suggest booking the Python 2 class which covers more advanced topics.
  • 26Oct
    Sale!

    Wimbledon October half term drop-off camp

    October 26, 2020
    £75.00£337.50
    In this October half term tech camp at King's College Wimbledon (individual days can also be booked) for children aged  7-11, students will learn about game design and coding through the use of various gaming platforms to grasp key programming concepts in a fun learning environment. The workshops are as follows (add all 5 days to your basket to get a 10% discount):
    Monday, 26 Oct : Lego Robotics
    Tuesday, 27 Oct: Coding with Sphero robot
    Wednesday, 28 Oct:  Coding with Minecraft
    Thursday, 29 Oct: Game development with MakeCode
    Friday, 30 Oct: VR Coding with MergeCube
       Where: King's College School, Southside, Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon, London SW19 4TT What to bring: Nut-free packed lunch, refillable water bottle Age Requirement: 7-11 Timings: 10.00 AM – 4.00 PM No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
  • 26Oct
    This course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Learn to code using your favourite gaming platform and develop fun Roblox games. Our Lua based code editor is particularly suitable for this age group because it is really easy to use and can be built up to more text-heavy coding once you get comfortable with the basics. This camp is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and the Lua programming language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game developers across the world. By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating Roblox games and will have published at least one game on to Roblox, which could end up helping them make lots of Robux!
    • Design a Roblox game
    • Learn Lua syntax and use it to script your game
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make a super cool game
    WHEN:
    Monday,  26 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Tuesday,  27 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Wednesday, 28 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Thursday, 29 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Friday,  30 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free software installed: Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Roblox (beginner), Level 1 class, then we would suggest booking the ROBLOX Battle Royale Games, Level 2 class which covers more advanced topics.
  • 26Oct
    Learn to create Battle Royale Games like the popular Roblox game ‘Island Royale’ but your games will be packed with even more features! Games like Fortnite and PUBG have made player versus player (PvP) games the most popular game genre. The most popular PvP games on Roblox attract millions of players every day. Roblox Battle Royale is our most popular and exciting course. Students will create their own fully functional and realistic PvP Battle Royale games. They will learn to publish their games and how to market them effectively to gain gameplay popularity. What you will learn:
    • Use Roblox Studio’s advanced features to model realistic interactions
    • Covering intermediate level LUA coding principles to design weapons and transport systems
    • Create custom world maps
    • Create custom weapons and effects
    • Understand physics concepts such as gravity and velocity in 3D games
    • Creating leader boards and scoring systems
    • Create custom flying aeroplanes and getaway vehicles
    • How to add special Game Passes (the specifics of this will be covered in the Advanced Roblox Game Entrepreneur course)
    • Publishing and marketing your Battle Royale game
    WHEN:
    Monday,  26 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Tuesday,  27 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Wednesday, 28 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Thursday, 29 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Friday,  30 Oct:  2.00 PM - 5.00 PM
    Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free software installed: Hardware: Windows 10 PC minimum 4GB RAM, or MacOS version 10.13 or higher and minimum 4RAM. Either a wired or a wireless mouse is recommended. Age Requirement: 10+ (please speak to our Roblox team for guidance if your child is younger than 10). Experience: Completed a Beginner Level Roblox course, or you must be comfortable with Roblox Studio and will have prior experience of designing and publishing simple games.  

Frequently Asked Questions

Our online camps run slightly differently to our in-house camps, so you might have lots of questions. See our answers to some of your frequently asked questions below

What steps do you take to protect the children in an online setting like this one?2020-03-22T21:00:47+00:00
We take safeguarding of our children very seriously, and it is the same whether they are in an in-house classroom or a virtual one. We encourage them to become good digital citizens and stay safe online. This means:
  • Protecting private information for themselves and others
  • Be just as respectful towards their tutor and peer group in a virtual classroom as they would in a physical one
  • Stand up to cyber-bullying when they see it happening
  • Carefully manage their digital footprint

Whilst they are in the classroom, we cannot see what they have got on their individual screens unless they choose to share. We therefore ask that although the child sits in a quiet space, a responsible adult is always close by to monitor their screens from time to time.

What will my child take home after the course?2020-03-22T20:52:32+00:00
After the course finishes, you child will continue to have access to the software used. They will also be sent an online certificate listing the course they attended and the duration of the course. They will also be sent a copy of their project files.
Do I need to dial a special number on a phone or buy headphones or a mic?2020-03-22T20:43:28+00:00
You do not need to get any specialist equipment or “dial in” with a phone. A good internet connection at home should allow your child to use the speakers and mic on their device to talk to us. If you are concerned, you are very welcome to have a test run with us a few days before the start of the class.
Does my child need to have their video turned on?2020-03-22T20:39:06+00:00
We recommend having the video on, particularly at the beginning of the class, because in a virtual environment, it helps the tutor gauge whether they are following along and change their pace and style accordingly. We do not record our lessons, and if we ever need to, it is a recording of the screen share and not the video feed.
Do we join the virtual classroom at exactly the start of the session?2020-03-22T20:34:54+00:00
We recommend signing in around 10-15 minutes before the start of the sessions to meet your tutor and register with them. This will be an opportunity for the parent or the student to tell the tutor about any concerns or questions. You would be welcome to message the tutor privately as well. You can also meet the rest of your class virtually and get to know them a bit better before the course starts.
Will there be breaks or is the session 3 hours long with no breaks?2020-03-22T20:28:49+00:00
We aim to deliver shorter projects, with a 5-10 minute drink/snack break after 50-55 minutes of lessons. There will be 2 breaks build into the session, a drink break around 10AM and a snack break around 11AM, each lasting 5-10 minutes. We won’t disconnect from the virtual classroom, but the students will be allowed to leave the room.
Do I need to buy software of subscriptions for the courses?2020-03-22T20:10:02+00:00
All software and subscriptions are provided to you free of charge, as we cover the cost of the licences. Also, for the remainder of the break from school, the class participants will continue to have access to our software for free.
We don’t have an iPad or computer at home. Can I hire them from you?2020-03-22T20:04:00+00:00
Yes you can, if you’re booking for 1 week or longer – hire charge is £50 per week per device to cover special delivery shipping and insurance with a fully refundable deposit of £200. Contact us via email to set this up.
How involved do I have to be during the day as a parent?2020-03-22T19:57:30+00:00
Parents are usually not required to actively support children for the online courses – although some welcome the opportunity to learn coding alongside their children!
We will ask parents to guide the children through the Zoom set up and controls – this is usually 10 to 15 mins at the start before children become familiar with Zoom. At the start we will spend some time familiarising ourselves with the controls.
What are the timings of an online mini-camp?2020-03-22T18:38:06+00:00

Our online mini-camp times are different to our in-house camps. Our mini-camps are 3 hours long. However, if you feel your child could cope with a full day of learning, they can join us for a different subject in the afternoon. We have a 2 hour break between the morning and afternoon sessions, allowing the students to have lunch and some free time at home.

We have three sessions running on any given day:

  • 9AM to 12PM (this is an ideal time for our younger learners as they tend to be most productive in the mornings)
  • 2PM to 5PM (this session would offer a different subject to the morning session, as our mini-camps are only three hours long, giving working from home families lots of flexibility)
  • 6PM to 9PM (these classes are ideal for older learners, who might be more productive in the evenings, and also for our international students in the US)

 

What equipment do I need to provide my child with in the online only camp?2020-03-22T19:54:42+00:00

Your child will need a device to connect with us via a Zoom classroom, so at the very least, they will need:

  • a computer or an iPad with Zoom installed (for most courses, either one will work, but some courses may be iPad only or Computer only)
  • a quiet space to work, away from background noise or distractions (siblings or television/radio)
  • if you have two siblings joining the camp, they will also need to be in separate rooms
  • perhaps some writing material to take any notes. Most notes from the tutor will be sent to the students at the end of the class

The Game Design course is iPad /tablet only.

The Virtual Reality course experience is better on a iPad/tablet. If you are using a computer, we would recommend having a smart phone to view your world.

Scratch Coding, Roblox Coding, Advanced Game Development, Mobile App Development, Python Coding all require a computer.

 

Do all your coaches have DBS checks?2020-03-22T16:49:41+00:00

Every Code Kids coach who works with our children has an enhanced DBS check and has had child safeguarding training. The safety of the children in our care is our highest priority. Every camp also has at least one adult with paediatric first aid training. We do also have excellent staff:pupil ratios.

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  • Scratch is the world's most popular programming language for primary school children. Scratch's visual coding blocks makes it particularly useful to learn coding concepts and computational thinking. More experienced children can also benefit from Scratch as we will cover more advanced aspects of the language. In this course, children will be learn to create stories; bring animations to life; code musical instruments; design exciting games; and control robots such as Lego EV3 or Sphero.

    This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Scratch sessions last an hour. WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Day Time Level
    Monday 4.15 PM - 5.15 PM Scratch 1 (Beginner)
    Monday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Scratch 2 (Intermediate)
    Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020   EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free apps installed: Zoom (download here)   Age Requirement: 7+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
  • Students will learn to code in Python and create fun games and useful applications. Python is particularly suitable for this age group because it is concise, easy to read and has multiple applications in the real world (web development, app development and other scientific uses such as data science). It is the most popular programming language in the world and is widely used by all the leading tech companies such as Google, Amazon and Facebook. The Python Level 1 course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Python Coding 2 is suitable for students who have already completed our Python Coding 1 course. It is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. This class is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and the Python programming language. Students will be comfortable programming in Python and taking their newly acquired programming skills home.
    • Learn Python syntax (structure)
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make a super cool game
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time Level
    Monday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Python Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Tuesday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Python Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Tuesday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Python Coding, Level 2 (Intermediate)
    Saturday 12.00 PM - 1.00 PM Python Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
      Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need: A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed. System Requirements: A computer (PC or Mac). Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Python 1 class, then we would suggest booking the Python 2 class which covers more advanced topics.
  • This course is designed for late primary to secondary aged students who are looking to learn to code using a proper “grown-up” programming language. Learn to code using your favourite gaming platform and develop fun Roblox games. Our Lua based code editor is particularly suitable for this age group because it is really easy to use and can be built up to more text-heavy coding once you get comfortable with the basics. This camp is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and the Lua programming language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game developers across the world. By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating Roblox games and will have published at least one game on to Roblox, which could end up helping them make lots of Robux!
    • Design a Roblox game
    • Learn Lua syntax and use it to script your game
    • Use loops and conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE)
    • Understand variables (number, Boolean, string)
    • Create and use functions
    • Use all of the above to make a super cool game
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time Level
    Monday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Tuesday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Wednesday 4.15 PM -5.15 PM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
    Saturday 9.30 AM - 10.30 AM Roblox Coding, Level 1 (Beginner)
      Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free software installed: Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
  • Don’t just let your children play Minecraft, get them coding with it! In this virtual summer term class, children will be taught to code using Minecraft, in a fun learning environment. This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Minecraft sessions last an hour. WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Level: Mincraft 1 (Beginner)
    Monday 4.15 PM - 5.15 PM
    Saturday 9.30 AM - 10.30 AM
    Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    • Minecraft Education Edition (available for PC/Mac/iPAD). Download for PC/Mac here. For the iPad, please visit the app store.
    • Please check system requirements prior to booking here.
    Age Requirement: 7 to 12 No prior coding experience necessary. If you have been to one of our camps before or attended a term-long Minecraft Coding class, then we would suggest booking the Intermediate Mincraft Coding class which covers more advanced topics. Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
  • MINECRAFT Coding Intermediate Level Take your Minecraft coding knowledge further with the new Code Kids Intermediate level Minecraft Coding course this Autumn. You will take your knowledge of creative game play to the next level as we explore the interplay between code, command blocks, and Redstone to create multi-player games. We will also introduce Minecraft JavaScript and Python coding to children. This will set them up for the next level of their coding journey which will use ‘real-world’ text-based programming languages such as Java, Python or JavaScript. Who is the course for? The course is aimed at children who are at least 9 years of age or those who have a good grasp of the beginner level concepts which were covered during the Spring and Summer term classes. What we will cover in the Intermediate Minecraft course:
    • We will focus more on multiplayer games where the children can interactively play inside each other's Minecraft worlds.
    • Advanced data structures: using object Variables, Lists and Dictionaries
    • Use of Logic, and nested logic statements to make in-game decisions.
    • Advanced loops: using For loops and While loops embedded with logic
    • Using Functions to create reusable and clean code.
    • Combining Command blocks and Code to create highly interactive games
    • We will explore basic JavaScript and Python coding techniques. This is the next step up from block-based coding and opens up a whole new world of 'real-life' coding opportunities.
    This class runs like an after school club. There is a class once a week every week at the same time. Minecraft sessions last an hour. WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Level: Mincraft 2 (Intermediate)
    Monday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
    Thursday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
    Saturday 10.45 AM - 11.45 AM
      Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    • Minecraft Education Edition (available for PC/Mac/iPAD). Download for PC/Mac here. For the iPad, please visit the app store.
    • Please check system requirements prior to booking here.
    Hardware requirements:
    • Windows 10 PC or Mac OS computer version 10.13 or higher
    • Recommended RAM: 8GB
    Age Requirement: 9+ Experience: Course participants must have attended Beginner Level Mincraft coding course with us (week-long camp or term time club) prior to starting this class. Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
  • Our Game design and coding course teaches you how to think like a professional game creator. Children learn to create arcade-style 2-D games that they can then publish and play on a computer or any other mobile device, including a mini-console. We also cover techniques such as graphic design, adding game behaviours, creating game maps, and using asset packs.

    WHEN (Choose one of the following):

    Days Time
    Saturday 9.30 AM – 10.30 AM
    Term Starts: 22nd Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October – 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session.

    EQUIPMENT NEEDED:

    • Zoom (download here)
    • iPad, Android tablet, or laptop/computer with a web browser
    Age Requirement: 7+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
  • Minecraft Java Coding – Advanced Game Modding Use Java code to create amazing multiplayer games on your own server. Create your own weapons, super-powers, and structures with Java code. You will also learn to build adventure maps on your server and then share your world with friends who access your private game server. In this course, you will:
    • Create Minecraft multiplayer games and adventure maps
    • Use variables, functions, and control structures to customize Minecraft
    • Code in Java which has real world application across business and education
    • Develop logical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Setup and control your private Minecraft server
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time
    Tuesday 6.46 PM - 7.45 PM
    Saturday 9.30 AM - 10.30 AM
    Term Starts: 22nd Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    Course requirements:
    • 10 years or older (for younger children please speak to us for guidance)
    • Experience of prior coding using languages such as Scratch, Minecraft Education Edition or Python
    • Comfortable using a computer and mouse (typing and accessing the file system)
    • Minecraft Java Edition
    • Windows 10 PC with minimum 4GB RAM or MacOS version 10.13 or higher and a minimum of 4GB RAM
    The sessions include:
    • Qualified live instructors with teaching and experience
    • 1 hour weekly guided instructions and 1 hour self-paced project development (optional)
    • Small class size with the option of 1 to 1 guidance after the class
    • Access to all project guides and videos
    Age Requirement: 10+ Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
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    Learn about electricity, circuits and electronics using Minecraft Redstone! Redstone components like levers are just like switches on real-world devices and redstone dust is laid down in the game like electrical wiring. Discover how to use Redstone to create virtual logic gates, resistors, transistors, capacitors, inductors, diodes, and sensors. Use these along with other components like pistons to build amazing mechanisms and self moving machines! WHEN:
    Day Time
    Wednesday: 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM
    Term Starts: 23rd Sep 2020 Term Ends: 2nd Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October – 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session.   What you would need A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed. Minecraft Java Edition (available for PC and Mac only) for the 9+ courses Age Requirement: 8 to 12 No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
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    Learn to design your user interface (UI) to be engaging, functional and proactive with regards to your user’s needs. Code the interactions within your user interface for a seamless user experience. Our block based code editor is particularly suitable for this application because it is really easy to use and can be built up to more text-heavy coding once you get comfortable with the basics. This online Autumn Term is a great introduction to both fundamental programming concepts and design thinking. By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating content for mobile applications and will have published at least one app on to Google Play Store or Apple’s App Store.
    • Understand your user’s needs
    • Design your user interface (UI)
    • Code interactions within your app
    • Upload your app onto Google Play Store or App Store
    WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
    •  Design – Learn to create an amazing user interface (UI)
    •  Coding – Learn to code app interactions
    •  Test and Debug – Using a test site
    •  Create – Make an amazing and powerful app
    •  Upload – Learn to publish onto Apple’s App Store
    •  Upload – Learn to publish onto Google Play Store
      WHEN:
    Day Time
    Wednesday: 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM
    Term Starts: 23rd Sep 2020 Term Ends: 2nd Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October – 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session.   EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free apps installed: Zoom (download here) Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has been to one of these workshops before, then their learning will be extended further and they will not have to repeat the same content as before.
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    Learn to code using your favourite gaming platform and develop fun Roblox games. Roblox is the most popular game creation platform in the world. Successful games and models have the potential to generate millions of Robux for creators all across the planet and any age. This Autumn Term Course is a great next step up from fundamental programming concepts and the Lua programming language. Lua is widely used as a scripting language by game developers across the world. Children will study the game design mechanics of the most popular games and will learn how to create monetisation strategies that can be applied in their own games. By the end of the course, the students will be comfortable programming and creating Roblox games and will have published at least one game on to Roblox, which could end up helping them make lots of Robux!
    • Learn advanced game design concepts
    • Use LUA programming scripts to create custom behaviours and game interactions
    • Create NPC animations (for example 'Rag Doll' behaviours)
    • Use powerful 3D model creation tools such as Blender and Maya to create amazing 3D meshes and custom models
    • Strategies to monetise such as creating game passes
    • Use all of the above to make super cool games
    WHEN:
    Day Time
    Thursday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM
    Term Starts: 24th Sep 2020 Term Ends: 3rd Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October – 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. EQUIPMENT NEEDED: A computer with a web browser. You will need to have the following free software installed: Age Requirement: 10+ Course participants must have attended a Roblox coding course with us (week-long camp or term time club) prior to starting this class.
  • Learn to create Battle Royale Games like the popular Roblox game ‘Island Royale’ but your games will be packed with even more features! Games like Fortnite and PUBG have made player versus player (PvP) games the most popular game genre. The most popular PvP games on Roblox attract millions of players every day. Roblox Battle Royale is our most popular and exciting course. Students will create their own fully functional and realistic PvP Battle Royale games. They will learn to publish their games and how to market them effectively to gain gameplay popularity. What you will learn:
    • Use Roblox Studio’s advanced features to model realistic interactions
    • Covering intermediate level LUA coding principles to design weapons and transport systems
    • Create custom world maps
    • Create custom weapons and effects
    • Understand physics concepts such as gravity and velocity in 3D games
    • Creating leader boards and scoring systems
    • Create custom flying aeroplanes and getaway vehicles
    • How to add special Game Passes (the specifics of this will be covered in the Advanced Roblox Game Entrepreneur course)
    • Publishing and marketing your Battle Royale game
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time Level
    Monday 6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Roblox Coding, Level 2 (Battle Royale Games)
    Tuesday  6.45 PM - 7.45 PM Roblox Coding, Level 2 (Battle Royale Games)
    Wednesday 5.30 PM - 6.30 PM Roblox Coding, Level 2 (Battle Royale Games)
    Term Starts: 21st Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session.

    PREREQUISITES 

    Recommended Age: 10+ (please speak to our Roblox team for guidance if your child is younger than 10). Experience: Completed a Beginner Level Roblox course, or you must be comfortable with Roblox Studio and will have prior experience of designing and publishing simple games. Hardware: Windows 10 PC minimum 4GB RAM, or MacOS version 10.13 or higher and minimum 4RAM. Either a wired or a wireless mouse is recommended.
  • Website Design - Making Beautiful Websites Learn to create the perfect website with WebFlow, which is one of the most popular website creation platforms. Creating websites is an extremely important skillset to have and it sets you on your way to building websites for your friends, family, or even as part of your own fledgling business! In this course, you will learn skills that can be applied directly in the real world. The course is project based and we will be taking a website project from inception through to design and final publishing. In this course, you will:
    • Create custom themes and layouts on WebFlow
    • Learn to modify HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create amazing functional websites
    • Integrate 3rd party tools such email marketing (i.e. Mail Chimp) and CRM
    • Add e-commerce features to sell products
    • Learn how to add custom domain names (DNS)
    • How to make your websites safe and secure
    WHEN (Choose one of the following):
    Days Time
    Thursday 5.30 PM -6.30 PM
    Term Starts: 24th Sep 2020 Term Ends: 5th Dec 2020 Duration: 10 weeks Frequency: Once a week Note : Half term break (no sessions): 26th October - 31st October, 2020 Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. What you would need
    • A computer with the Zoom web conferencing software installed.
    Course requirements:
    • 10 years or older
    • Comfortable using a computer and mouse (typing and accessing the file system)
    • Google Chrome web browser
    • Windows 10 PC with minimum 4GB RAM or MacOS version 10.13 or higher and a minimum of 4GB RAM
    The sessions include:
    • Qualified live instructors with teaching and experience
    • 1 hour weekly guided instructions and 1 hour self-paced project development (optional)
    • Small class size with the option of 1 to 1 guidance after the class
    • Access to all project guides and videos
    Age Requirement: 10+ Once you have placed your order,  you will receive all the class joining instructions in a downloadable file via a confirmation email. Please keep these instructions safe and do not share them with anyone other than those who have parental responsibility for the child being booked for.
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