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

Mon-Fri, 9.30am-6pm

Creative Coding Level 2 - Minecraft Modding

Notting Hill & Kensington
Create more advanced mods and develop your child's coding skills.
Price: £425 to £485
Ages: 8 to 10
Location: College Park School, Garway Road W2 & Eaton Square Kensington, Elvaston Place SW7
Dates: 23 July to 17 August, 22 to 26 October
Option
Included in this course
  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6 
  • Real time communication with parents using ClassDojo
  • Assessment and individual teacher reports
  • Bring your own laptop (or rent one of ours)
  • Introducing programming with Blockly
  • Includes 3D printing
  • For beginner coders
  • Outdoor play every day
  • Snacks and water provided
  • STEM activities and off-screen projects every day
  • Air-conditioned classrooms (Notting Hill camps)

Detailed Description

Campers will learn how to make their own awesome Minecraft mods throughout a week of creeper smashing, world building and sheep shooting fun.

Students will learn how to make their own personalised Minecraft mods. We’ll be using a Blockly programming language to code and create our own items, weapons, mobs, and games while improving our programming skills. We’ll learn how to use loops, functions, variables, and conditionals to make a mini-game, complete with their own modded items, mobs, and skins.

Topics Covered

  • Create more advanced versions of mods
  • Shows campers the behind-the-scenes the code in Javascript that they can then apply to their mods
  • Use red stone (the equivalent of Minecraft electricity) for more advanced modding
  • Learn about making their own game controller or physical computing attachments

Prerequisites

Once your child has mastered Creative Coding Level 1 - Minecraft Modding and/or has studied Scratch in school or at an after-school club, they would be eligible for Creative Coding Level 2 - Minecraft Modding. This is a more advanced course which requires coding knowledge, touch-typing, and understanding of more complex coding concepts, and it is suitable for children aged 8-10 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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