Difficulty: Beginner - Intermediate

Age Group: Ages 7-10

Date: October 23 to 27

Location: Colville Primary School W11 2DF

Times: Monday - Friday (10am to 4pm)

Price: £445

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Bring your characters from paper to life with code!

Classes are held Monday – Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Course Description:

This course will introduce children to fundamentals of visual programming and digital storytelling. In one week, children will learn how to create their own characters, build animated storylines and develop critical thinking skills by advancing their animation techniques. Students will get to program their characters by controlling their speed, actions, and adding more of them into their coding projects.

By the end of the course, children will be able to build their own animations, develop various action sequences, and create clips. They will enhance their computational thinking as well as develop creative skills. They will be able to turn their drawn characters into computer animations and create their very own stories.

This is a highly creative course that will help children combine arts and coding. In one week, your child will learn more than most kids do during the whole school year.

Achievements and outcomes

Our teachers will actively record your child’s work throughout the camp and share it with you through Class Dojo – an app which allows you to see photos of your child’s work, be involved in your child’s progress and message the teachers directly if you have any questions. The children will also receive a certificate of completion on the final day. Upon finishing the course, children will get to bring their animations home.

Topics Covered

– Programming with Scratch

– Digital Storytelling

– Action sequence development

– Algorithms and sequences

– Engineering design principles

– Creating sound compositions

– Frame-based animations

– Character animations

– Action sequence development

– Video creation

– 2D and 3D animations


Students should be familiar with using a computer, a mouse, and a keyboard. Previous experience with basic coding concepts desired but not a requirement, we will learn everything from scratch! This is a course is ideal for kids aged 7 – 10 who love creating and drawing.

This is a level 1 course suitable for both beginner and advanced coders as it focuses on creativity.

Students should bring a packed lunch with them (no nuts please!) We will provide a snack and water during the day.

Laptop Policy: For this class, we operate a ‘bring your own laptop’ policy. If this is not possible, we do offer laptop hire, however, this is subject to availability.

‘Early drop off‘ at 9 am available every day! 9 am – 10 am arrival on the first day of camp (Monday).

Single day attendance is available, please contact us on hello@blueshiftcoding.com

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  • Camp Dates

    This camp takes place October 23 to 27
  • Additional Options

    Please indicate how many days you would like to rent a laptop for (not required for minis)
    Please indicate how many days you would like to drop your child off early. Early drop off is between 9am and 9:45 am. No early drop off required on Monday. If you want to book specific days, lease specify in the additional information field.
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