Great Western studios, 65 Alfred road, london w2 5EU

Mon-Fri, 9.30am-6pm

Creative Coding Level 1 - Animation and Coding

Notting Hill
A creativity-packed course introducing children to the fundamentals of visual programming and digital storytelling.
Every day from 10am to 4pm (early drop off available from 9am)
Price: £275
Ages: 6 to 8
Location: College Park School W2
Dates: 2 to 4 January
Option
Included in this course
  • Assessment and individual teacher reports
  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6 
  • Real time communication with parents using ClassDojo
  • All equipment provided
  • Introducing programming with Scratch
  • Campers will use the iStopMotion app for iPad
  • Beginner to intermediate coders
  • Outdoor play every day
  • Snacks and water provided
  • STEM activities and off-screen projects every day
  • Partial week bookings email us

Detailed Description

This creativity-packed course will introduce children to the fundamentals of visual programming and digital storytelling. In one week, children go through the whole animation process from storyboarding to greenscreen. They will learn how to create their own characters, build animated storylines and develop critical thinking skills by advancing their animation techniques.

Each day, campers get to take part in a new animation technique from creating captions, incorporating sound, sculpting claymation models, and recording their film with stop motion. With a little help from Scratch coding we bring their ideas to life, and at the end of camp, your child will have a fun and original recording to share with friends and family.

Topics Covered

  • Creating 2D animations
  • Green screen animations
  • Video creation with sound, captions, and cuts
  • Programming with Scratch
  • Storyboard and idea development for frame-based animations
  • Action sequence development and engineering principles

Prerequisites

This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate coders. Students should be familiar with using a computer, a mouse, and a keyboard. For children aged 6-8 years of age, campers will participate in art, design, and programming fundamentals. Creativity is key in this course!


A typical day at camp


9am

Early drop-off begins

9:45-10am

Welcome Campers! Sign in, wave your adults goodbye and buckle up for a day of fun.

10am

Kick off with ice-breaker games and get to know each other – we guarantee you’ll get to laugh at your teachers and their silly antics!

10:15am

Introduction to our activity for the day. Let’s get coding!

11:15am

Fruit snack and water.

11:30am

Back to coding, building, designing and creating.

12pm

Lunch box time – grab your packed lunch, fuel up and re-focus that brain of yours.

12:30pm

Outdoor games – let’s get physical (we may even re-enact some of the games we make on our laptops!) If the weather does not allow it, we will do some hands-on activities inside.

1pm

Back to class – let’s build robots!

2:15pm

Short break

2:30pm

Finish off building and engineering - it is time to program the robots!

3:30pm

Show and tell – you’ll get the chance to impress your friends with your fine handiwork, attention to detail and creativity.

4pm

Pack your bags, go home and chill out!

Please note that sometimes a teacher will change a schedule depending on students' ability and interests.

To read more about a typical day at a blue{shift} camp, take a look at our blog post "What Happens at a blue{shift} Coding Camp?"

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