Minecraft Modding

Minecraft Modding

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
    13th to 17th July; 3rd to 7th August;
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM except on the final day of camp)
  • Price
    £385.00
  • Location
    Notting Hill Prep School, Lancaster Road, W11 1QQ
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Important Information

  • 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.
Teachers at blue{shift}

All of our teaching staff undergo a rigorous application and on-boarding process. Each teacher is then vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We provide training and support for all our teachers, and many of our teaching staff have taught at some of London's most prestigious schools. To read more, click here.

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. By applying coding skills to Minecraft campers will learn how to use loops, functions, variables, and conditionals, amongst other things. Finally, the students will work on projects that utilise both off-screen activities and programmes outside of Minecraft to develop their imagination and practical skills, which can then be applied to their in-game servers! 

Due to the nature of the course students must attend a minimum of three days. We encourage every student to attend the first day of the course to get a full introduction; please include which other days you've chosen in the booking notes.

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 - 10.00Early 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 - 13.30LUNCH
13.00 - 14.45

Back to class – let’s do some Modding!

14.45 - 15.00BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

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

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FAQs:

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  • “My daughter had a great time. Her teacher challenged and inspired her interest in coding and helped her produce lots of cool programmes each day.”

    Sharon