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

Mon-Fri, 9.30am-6pm

Creative Coding Level 3 - Introduction to JavaScript

Kensington
Taking our programming to the next level by making our very own apps!
Every day from 10am to 4pm (early drop off available from 9am)
Price: £485
Ages: 8 to 12
Location: Eaton Square Kensington SW7
Dates: 17 to 21 December
Option
Included in this course
  • Assessment and individual teacher reports
  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6 
  • Real time communication with parents using ClassDojo
  • Bring your own laptop (or rent one of ours)
  • Using Javascript-like, text-based language Bitsbox
  • Programming robotics with Microbits
  • For intermediate coders
  • See a sample schedule
  • Outdoor play every day
  • Snacks and water provided
  • STEM activities and off-screen projects every day
  • Partial week bookings email us

Detailed Description

JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language in the world. It’s the hidden language that makes the web more interesting, your favourite sites interactive, and online games so fun! This camp allows young coders to learn the design concepts behind their favourite games with aspects such as collision detection using Bitsbox, a JavaScript library and app simulator.

JavaScript is fun and challenging enough to keep young coders engaged. During this course, campers will use their creativity and problem solving skills to learn the basics of JavaScript through Bitsbox. Students will also get the chance to program cool robots.

By the end of the week, children will be able to walk away with their very own, original video games that they can play at home with a personalised link.

Topics Covered

  • Introducing the idea of text based languages and basic Javascript concepts
  • Using simplified computational programming concepts that are used in ‘real life’ coding languages such as Javascript
  • Logical reasoning, computer skills such as touch typing
  • Learning game design concepts like collision detection
  • Physical computing with robotics

Prerequisites

As a Level 3 camp, this is a course intended for more experienced coders aged 8-12 who have at least taken Creative Coding Level 1 - Scratch and Robotics or have done some coding at school. They should be comfortable and familiar with touch-typing. It is also important that they have a true understanding of programming concepts and computational thinking. Beginner coders are welcome if they are 10 or older.


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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