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  • 20Dec
    In this Christmas Holiday Mini-Camp, children will be learn to code or enhance your coding experience with Scratch, the world's most popular programming language for primary school children, in a fun learning environment. Scratch Coding, Christmas Mini-Camp (20th Dec - 22nd Dec) Timetable:
    DayTimeCourses
    Monday, 20th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMAnimated Christmas Card
    Tuesday, 21st Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMWinter Wonderland Game
    Wednesday, 22nd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMWhack-a-Mole Game
    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.
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  • 20Dec
    Sale!
    Don’t just let your children play Minecraft, get them coding with it! In this online Christmas Holiday mini-camp, the students  will be taught to code using Minecraft, in a block-based programming language (Microsoft MakeCode). Individual days can be booked but a full week would really allow the students to grasp the coding concepts really well. Add all 5 days to your basket to get a 10% discount: Minecraft Coding, Christmas Holidays Mini-Camp (20th Dec – 24th Dec) Timetable:
    DayTimeCourses
    Monday, 20th De 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMAncient Egypt
    Tuesday, 21st Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMSuperpowers School
    Wednesday, 22nd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMTreehouse Adventures
    Thursday, 23rd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM Winter Wonderland
    Friday, 24th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMChristmas Town
    EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
    • A laptop/computer or tablet with the Zoom installed (download here)
    • A laptop/computer or an iPad with Minecraft Education edition installed
    Age Requirement: 7+ No prior coding experience necessary. Minecraft play experience is highly desired but not essential. MINECRAFT EDUCATION EDITION SETUP: Please download Minecraft Education Edition for free on any of the following devices: - A Mac computer/laptop (download here) - A Windows PC/laptop (download here) - A Chromebook (download here) - An iPad (other tablets are not supported - download from the app store) Please check Minecraft Education Edition system requirements here. It is highly recommended that you use two devices, one to work on, and the other for Zoom where the tutor will be sharing his or her screen and communicating with your child. A mobile phone isn't ideal for Zoom as the screen is too small.  JOINING THE CLASS  Your child will need to be in a quiet space away from any background noise. We can't always see your child's screen so they may need some adult supervision from time to time to make sure they are getting the most out of their lesson.
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  • 20Dec
    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 computer aided design 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 in Roblox Studio
    • 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
    Roblox Coding 1, Christmas Holidays Mini-Camp (20th Dec – 24th Dec) Timetable:
    DayTime
    Monday, 20th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Tuesday, 21st Dec Oct 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Wednesday, 22nd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Thursday, 23rd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Friday, 24th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 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: Two devices are ideal for this course: one for Roblox Studio (laptop/computer) and the other for Zoom (can be a tablet/laptop/computer). Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has attended Roblox 1 before, then they should book Roblox 2.
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  • 20Dec
    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
    Python Coding, Christmas Holidays Mini-Camp (20th Dec – 24th Dec) Timetable:
    DayTime
    Monday, 20th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Tuesday, 21st Dec Oct 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Wednesday, 22nd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Thursday, 23rd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Friday, 24th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    What you would need: 
    • A laptop/computer (PC or Mac) with Python installed (download here)
    Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. 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.
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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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  • 20Dec
    In this Christmas Holiday Mini-Camp, children will be learn to code or enhance your coding experience with Scratch, the world's most popular programming language for primary school children, in a fun learning environment. Scratch Coding, Christmas Mini-Camp (20th Dec - 22nd Dec) Timetable:
    DayTimeCourses
    Monday, 20th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMAnimated Christmas Card
    Tuesday, 21st Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMWinter Wonderland Game
    Wednesday, 22nd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMWhack-a-Mole Game
    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.
    Book Now Details
  • 20Dec
    Sale!
    Don’t just let your children play Minecraft, get them coding with it! In this online Christmas Holiday mini-camp, the students  will be taught to code using Minecraft, in a block-based programming language (Microsoft MakeCode). Individual days can be booked but a full week would really allow the students to grasp the coding concepts really well. Add all 5 days to your basket to get a 10% discount: Minecraft Coding, Christmas Holidays Mini-Camp (20th Dec – 24th Dec) Timetable:
    DayTimeCourses
    Monday, 20th De 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMAncient Egypt
    Tuesday, 21st Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMSuperpowers School
    Wednesday, 22nd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMTreehouse Adventures
    Thursday, 23rd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM Winter Wonderland
    Friday, 24th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PMChristmas Town
    EQUIPMENT NEEDED:
    • A laptop/computer or tablet with the Zoom installed (download here)
    • A laptop/computer or an iPad with Minecraft Education edition installed
    Age Requirement: 7+ No prior coding experience necessary. Minecraft play experience is highly desired but not essential. MINECRAFT EDUCATION EDITION SETUP: Please download Minecraft Education Edition for free on any of the following devices: - A Mac computer/laptop (download here) - A Windows PC/laptop (download here) - A Chromebook (download here) - An iPad (other tablets are not supported - download from the app store) Please check Minecraft Education Edition system requirements here. It is highly recommended that you use two devices, one to work on, and the other for Zoom where the tutor will be sharing his or her screen and communicating with your child. A mobile phone isn't ideal for Zoom as the screen is too small.  JOINING THE CLASS  Your child will need to be in a quiet space away from any background noise. We can't always see your child's screen so they may need some adult supervision from time to time to make sure they are getting the most out of their lesson.
    Book Now Details
  • 20Dec
    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 computer aided design 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 in Roblox Studio
    • 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
    Roblox Coding 1, Christmas Holidays Mini-Camp (20th Dec – 24th Dec) Timetable:
    DayTime
    Monday, 20th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Tuesday, 21st Dec Oct 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Wednesday, 22nd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Thursday, 23rd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Friday, 24th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 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: Two devices are ideal for this course: one for Roblox Studio (laptop/computer) and the other for Zoom (can be a tablet/laptop/computer). Age Requirement: 10+ No prior coding experience necessary. If your child has attended Roblox 1 before, then they should book Roblox 2.
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  • 20Dec
    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
    Python Coding, Christmas Holidays Mini-Camp (20th Dec – 24th Dec) Timetable:
    DayTime
    Monday, 20th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Tuesday, 21st Dec Oct 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Wednesday, 22nd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Thursday, 23rd Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    Friday, 24th Dec 20219.00 AM - 12.00 PM
    What you would need: 
    • A laptop/computer (PC or Mac) with Python installed (download here)
    Challenges may vary depending on the child’s age/ability as we have multiple streams running within each session. 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.
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