Innovators: Ages 10-14

Innovators: Python & Game Design

Has your child ever wanted to be a game developer? If so then this is the course for them! They will learn to use Python, and other programs to develop their own platforming, simulation and arcade games, sharpening their programming skills and learning the basic tenets of game design.
Difficulty Level
Suitable for all students regardless of experience.
Date
15th - 19th July, 12th- 16th Aug
From 10AM to 4PM early drop-off from 9AM
12th - 16th Aug / Colville Primary School / week
Price £550.00 £500.00

Has your child ever wanted to be a game developer? If so then this is the course for them! They will learn to use Python, and other programs to develop their own platforming, simulation and arcade games, sharpening their programming skills and learning the basic tenets of game design.

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You can drop your child off anytime between 9am and 10am Pick up at 4pm Please pack a lunch, snack and water bottle

Learning outcomes

We'll be using a combination of a machine learning library for Scrach, JavaScript as well as the ChatGPT interface to learn all about AI and its capabilities. Please email hello@blueshiftcoding.com for a day by day breakdown of activities. 

 

Machine Learning models We'll use ‘Machine Learning for Kids’ to develop different projects such as a face recognition tool and a music generator. We'll also develop our own version of Spotify DJ. 

AI versus Machine Learning How do computers ‘learn’ from data?

AI landscape We'll discuss the tools that are publicly available at present and what the differences are. 

Prompt engineering We'll discuss how this works and how we can use it to get the best results from AI engines

AI ethics What are the ethics around AI; how should it be developed and used? 

Information for parents

This course will use no additional software that needs to be downloaded in advance.

Camp structure

This is a sample schedule for a typical day at camp. In between each lesson there will be a 15-minute snack break, or a 1-hour lunch and play break.
10.00 - 10.40
Lesson 1
First off we'll get to know our teacher and classmates through some great mini games. Once we're all friends, we'll be introduced to our activity for the day. Let's jump in to coding!
10.40 - 11.20
Lesson 2
We'll have a short stretch and will begin our second activity. We might continue making our game or animation, especially, if we've spent some time planning our work with drawings and storyboards.
11.35 - 12.15
Lesson 3
Now that we've had a healthy snack, we're ready to get right back into our third activity. We'll carry on flexing our creative muscles by designing, coding and building our projects.
13.15 - 14.05
Lesson 4
Let's refocus after lunch and playtime by diving into building robots!
14.30 - 15.10
Lesson 5
It's time to start our late afternoon activity. Usually we'll do something creative like digital art, practicing our digital skills by using the mouse to create art and animations.
15.15 - 16.00
Lesson 6
Our last lesson of the day is an opportunity to finish up our work, recap on what we've learned today and tidy up ready for home time!

I liked making my robot move!

Student, aged 10

Policies

Illness policy

Campers should not be brought to camp if they are displaying signs of illness. In the case of a camper who has become ill during camp hours, parents will be notified immediately to pick their child up. If a child misses a day or multiple days of camp because of an illness, credit towards another camp can be arranged for when they're feeling better.

Refund policy

You can cancel your camp booking up to 14 days prior to the start date. If you want to cancel your camp booking less than 14 days before, you can receive 50% refund or full credit towards future courses when cancelling between 13-7 days before, or full credit when cancelling less than 7 days before. If we are unable to run our camps, you will receive credit or a full refund. If you cancel for any reason you may be liable to pay the difference if our prices increase. 

(Please note credit is only valid for 1 calendar year.)

FAQs:

  • What are you doing at camps with respect to COVID-19?
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  • "Thank you BlueShift for doing such a great job. My son is so excited about coding and learning made fun."

    Natalia, parent

  • "These courses are an amazing way to get kids interested in coding and robotics. Fun and educational"

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  • "My son was very keen to advance in programming. Not only has this been achieved, but his self-esteem has been greatly raised through your work. Thank you!"

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  • "The teachers have been excellent, full of enthusiasm and patience making the whole experience really fun"

    Angela, parent