Creative Coding Level 2: Minecraft Modding (Day Bookings)

Creative Coding Level 2: Minecraft Modding (Day Bookings)

Turn your child’s passion for Minecraft into skills for life as we take them on a programming journey through the code of the game.
  • Age
    7 to 9
  • Level
    Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike ages 7+
  • Date
    21 to 25 October
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM)
  • Price
    £105.00
  • Location
    Colville School, Lonsdale Road, W11 2DF (29 Jul-2 Aug)
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Single days are available to book for this course (must attend on 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 and dedicated support for students.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform.

    All equipment provided (but feel free to bring your laptop to research ideas!)
  • This course channels kids passion for gaming into learning, utilising 3D printers!

    Both an ideal intro for new students and a great continuation for intermediate coders.

    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

Does your child love Minecraft, and want to understand how their favourite game works? Do you struggle to channel your child's passion for gaming into their learning?

In this course, campers will learn how to make their own awesome Minecraft ‘mods’ and code for the game through a week of creeper smashing, world-building and sheep shooting fun - all whilst learning key computer skills.

Our students will be using a Block-based programming language to code and create their own in-game items, weapons, and structures while improving their programming skills. This course aims to engage kids through creative coding projects in the popular online game, and give them a thorough grounding in computational principles. Through applying coding skills to Minecraft, campers will learn how to use loops, functions, variables, and conditionals. Finally, the students will work on projects that utilise both off-screen activities and 3D printers to develop their imagination and practical skills. 


Your child will learn:

  • Coding using Google’s Blockly language
  • Core coding concepts such as loops, variables, conditional logic, and functions
  • 3D computer graphics, animation, and texture mapping
  • Game development and design techniques through the implementation of various mini-games
  • Team-working skills through the collaborative testing of multiplayer mods
  • How web servers, IP addresses and the internet works.
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 do some Modding!

14.45 - 15.00 BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

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

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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?
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  • “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