Project Description

See your code come alive with Sphero, a powerful robot designed to inspire curiosity and creativity. Our challenges help participants grasp coding concepts in the most fun way ever!

Course participants learn about robotics and the fundamentals of programming. They use a drag and drop interface to create their code, but as they progress through the levels, they are able to use JavaScript, which is text based. The robot doesn’t just teach them programming concepts, it also enables us to teach your child:

  • Science and Maths concepts, such as distance, time, speed calculations
  • Programming concepts like conditionals (IF/THEN/ELSE), Loops, Variables, Lists, etc.
  • An understanding of the sensors embedded in the Sphero (gyroscope, accelerometer, etc.)
  • The possibilities and limitations of the robot
  • Text based languages as they progress through the code
  • Lots of opportunities to collaborate and brainstorm in the classroom as fun challenges are explored and shared.
  • Coding – Learn to code with this great little robot

  • Logic – Solve challenges using Maths logic
  • Test and Debug – using critical thinking systematic reasoning
  • Play – Watch Sphero come alive playing your code

  • Discover – New ways of coding this cool robot

Participants are provided with all the equipment they will need for this particular course. However, they are expected to bring:

  • Lunch – All students are expected to bring packed lunch for the day (nut-free and not to be shared)

  • Water – In a re-fillable water bottle. No glass or fizzy drinks please.
  • Ready to Learn – we expect all children to come in with a great learning attitude