Intermediate Scratch: Game Making - Virtual Pet

Intermediate Scratch: Game Making - Virtual Pet

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Has your child ever wanted their own pet? How about a pet they can customise? In this course we use the power of individual creativity to introduce students to even more Scratch-based programming concepts! 

Join us every day as we use the Scratch coding language to explore the exciting world of game design with students making their own unique virtual pet. 

In hour-long lessons each student will use Scratch, a language invented by MIT, to learn key game making concepts. They will be guided through a series of challenges and tutorials, learning about core computing concepts like keyboard control, events, loops, and lists. They will then be able to apply all of these new concepts when they code their own Tamagotchi-style virtual pet; which once finished can be shared with you, your friends, and your family!

Across the week students will learn how to pair keyboard controls with movement commands, build more complex game interactions using functions and incorporate data structures into their designs. On top of this, each student will work with the teacher to focus on customising their virtual pet to make it as unique and individual as possible. Finally, we regularly review each child's progress with playful competitions and exciting challenges throughout the course - not only does this ensure progress, it's also a lot of fun 🏆

This course aims to cover tougher coding concepts and logic than our Scratch for Beginner courses, and as such students who haven't coded before should start with these beginner courses first. Students who complete our Intermediate Scratch: Game Making courses are often well placed to move from block-based coding to text-based coding. Not sure which course to pick? Get in contact, we'd be happy to help!

Our virtual classroom provides students with an innovative approach to coding that balances learning computational skills with nurturing students’ curiosity and sense of discovery in a small online setting! Setting this software up is easy and we will provide you with comprehensive set-up instructions before your lessons begin 💻