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. Children will create animated films, learning about storyboarding, special effects, video editing and the basics of computer programming in the process. Campers will take home a completed animation every day.
Every day from 10am to 4pm (late pick-up available up to 5pm)
Price: £395
Ages: 6 to 8
Location: Colville Primary School W11
Dates: 22 to 26 July; 5 to 9 August
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


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


Early drop-off begins


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


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!


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


Fruit snack and water.


Back to coding, building, designing and creating.


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


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.


Back to class – let’s build robots!


Short break


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


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


Pack your bags, go home and chill out!

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

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