Our Favourite Moments from October Camps


We have just had an amazing couple of weeks during our October Coding Camps, doing everything from designing games to building robots to 3D printing every creation we could think of! Our campers equipped themselves with key coding, programming, problem-solving skills, all while having lots of fun.

There was so much packed into two weeks of camp that we thought we would share just some of our favourite moments with you…

Our Minis Making Robots

It was quite the week for our 5-6 year olds, who immersed themselves in coding with Scratch Jr and programming with Cubettos, but the undoubted highlight for our Minis was getting to build and code LEGO WeDos!

Lego WeDo is a great introduction for children to develop a basic understanding of the inner workings of robotics and computer learning systems. With a custom built, user-friendly app interface they are able to code their creation to drive, produce sounds, and light up.

Getting into the Halloween Spirit  

October half term and Halloween go hand-in-hand and we certainly made the most of it. Our campers and our amazing teachers all got involved in wearing their spookiest costumes, but the Halloween theme didn’t stop there!

In our Robotics Bootcamp, our campers designed and created their our very own 3D pumpkins after learning the ropes with Tinkercad, our 3D modelling software, throughout the week.

Elsewhere, there was even more Halloween fun to be had in our Introduction To JavaScript class. The older campers were able to design and create their own creations  using craft materials and program them using a block-based coding program with Hummingbird. This spider was able to move its legs, open and close its mouth, and even sense when you were close (Ahhh!).

Learning to Mod

Away from robotics in our Minecraft Modding classes, our campers got to grips with the functionalities of using the block based coding system in Learn To Mod. They all made amazing progress throughout their time at camp, creating modifications for Minecraft which included exploding eggs and a whole range of superpowers!

Scratch is a great way to introduce your child to the basics of coding, using simple systems before moving onto more the advanced text-based coding languages such as JavaScript, which are introduced in our Level 3 Introduction to Javascript course.

To learn the basics of Scratch and how it works, why not check out our free online resources available at http://help.blueshiftcoding.com/resources

Getting Creative

At blue{shift} coding camps, we do more than teach robotics and programming; our campers develop their creativity, key problem-solving skills, and build friendships that go beyond our classrooms.

During our October Half Term camps, there was time spent playing table tennis, building pirate ship structures, creating crafts in Minecraft, and just having a lot of fun!

We had a great time in October Half Term and we cannot wait to do it all again this Christmas! For more information on our upcoming camps, visit https://blueshiftcoding.com/pages/holiday-camps, call us on 0203 176 4660, or drop us an email at hello@blueshiftcoding.com.