Creative Coding Level 3: Minecraft with Redstone

Creative Coding Level 3: Minecraft with Redstone

The perfect course for experienced Minecraft enthusiasts, students will explore game programming and coding through their favourite game.
  • Age
    8 to 12
  • Level
    Suitable for intermediate coders or beginners ages 10+
  • Date
    22 to 26 July; 12 to 16 August
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM)
  • Price
    £465.00
  • Location
    Notting Hill - Colville School, Lonsdale Road, W11 2DF
    
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Single days are available to book for this course (must attend the first day). Please email hello@blueshiftcoding.com for more information.

What’s included in the course

  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6, ensuring top quality hands-on teaching.

    Bring your own laptop (or rent one of ours); all other equipment provided.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform.
  • Students will learn and create with Redstone, a complex and imaginative feature of the game, as well as use 3D printers!

    The perfect course for intermediate and advanced students.

    Assessment and personalised teacher reports to ensure progress.
  • A focus on healthy learning - outdoor play every day, healthy snacks and drinks provided.

    Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL.

    All staff are fully DBS checked & trained in both traditional and innovative teaching methods.

Keeping it fresh

Regardless of the course or how many times a student takes it, we do not repeat previous projects.

Students are always challenged and, when they are ready, they work on a fresh new projects.

Detailed information

Our new and improved course will take all experienced Minecraft enthusiasts on an amazing coding journey! Building on skills that our campers have already gained, we teach a deeper understanding of the code and processes within the game. 

‘Redstone’ is the electricity of Minecraft and allows children to design machines that use pistons, levers, buttons and traps. During this course, students will build machines and learn about engineering and circuitry, both in- and off-game.

This course will help students better understand physics and maths, and extend their coding knowledge to more complex projects. By the end of the week, campers will apply their virtual knowledge to the ‘real’ world and build their own circuits and electronics to compete in a robot battle!


Your child will learn:

  • Take a deeper dive into Google’s ‘Blockly’ coding language
  • Develop an understanding of core coding concepts and create more complex programs
  • Create advanced mods using the text-based language Javascript
  • Improve programming skills
  • Explore physical computing using Redstone, Minecraft’s electricity
  • Engineering concepts
  • Work as a team to test multiplayer mods
  • Explore computer graphics, animation and texture mapping

Camp Overview

9.00 - 10.00 Early arrival games, crafts and building projects
10.00 - 11.00

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

11.00 - 11.15  BREAK
11.15 - 12.30

Back to coding, building, designing and creating.

12.30 - 13.30 LUNCH
13.00 - 14.45

Back to class – let’s build our mods!

14.45 - 15.00 BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

Finish off our mods - it is time to test them!

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Stay Connected

Every Friday we host a short parent-teacher meeting. We also use an online platform to provide live updates and allow you to connect with the class throughout the week. 

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FAQs:

  • Can I book individual days at a camp?
  • Which Creative Coding level should I sign my child up for?
  • My child doesn't have a laptop - will an iPad or tablet suffice instead?
  • Is there any specific software I should install in advance?
  • “The things I liked most about camp were proper teaching, creative approach and the fact that my daughter really learnt something while having fun”

    Rebecca

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