Advanced Minecraft Modding with Redstone

Advanced Minecraft Modding with Redstone

The perfect course for experienced Minecraft enthusiasts, students will explore game programming and coding through their favourite game.
  • Age
    8 to 10
  • Level
    Suitable for intermediate coders aged 8. Suitable for all students aged 9 or older. 
  • Date
    30th March to 3rd April
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM (early drop-off from 9AM; late pick-up until 5PM)
  • Price
    £485.00
  • Location
    Notting Hill Prep, Lancaster Road, W11 1QQ
    
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Minecraft Modding attendance
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.

Important Information

  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6, ensuring top quality hands-on teaching.

    Bring your own laptop (or rent one of ours); all other equipment provided.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform.
  • Students will learn and create with Redstone, a complex and imaginative feature of the game, as well as use 3D printers!

    The perfect course for intermediate and advanced students.

    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

 Our new and improved course will take all experienced Minecraft enthusiasts on an amazing coding journey! Building on skills that our campers have already gained, we teach a deeper understanding of the code and processes within the game. 

‘Redstone’ is the electricity of Minecraft and allows children to design machines that use pistons, levers, buttons and traps. During this course, students will build machines and learn about engineering and circuitry, both in- and off-game.

This course will help students better understand physics and maths, and extend their coding knowledge to more complex projects. By the end of the week, campers will apply their virtual knowledge to the ‘real’ world and build their own circuits and electronics to compete in a robot battle!

Your child will learn:

  • Take a deeper dive into Google’s ‘Blockly’ coding language
  • Develop an understanding of core coding concepts and create more complex programs
  • Create advanced mods using the text-based language Javascript
  • Improve programming skills
  • Explore physical computing using Redstone, Minecraft’s electricity
  • Engineering concepts
  • Work as a team to test multiplayer mods
  • Explore computer graphics, animation and texture mapping
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 build our mods!

14.45 - 15.00BREAK
15.00 - 16.00

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

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FAQs:

  • Can I use my childcare vouchers to pay for this course?
  • 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?
  • Is there any specific software I should install in advance?
  • “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