Innovators: Ages 10-14

Python: Game Making - Snake

Is your child an avid gamer who would love to learn how to make their own video games? This course expands students’ knowledge of Python through the creation of the retro classic, ‘Snake’!
Age 10-14
Difficulty Level
Suitable for those with Python experience
Date & Times (duration 2 hour 15 mins)
Price £125.00 (25% off the second course when booking 2 or more)
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In this course students will expand their knowledge of Python and simple animation to make their own version of the retro game, 'Snake'! Throughout the lessons, coders will fully customise their game so their player will be able to move, eat food, and grow - being careful not to eat their own tail!

Learning outcomes

Over the five lessons students will build on existing Python knowledge, covering Python processing, game loops, list variables, Inter variable, coordinates, collisions and so much more! ‘Snake’ brings together a diverse range of Python programming techniques and principles that are key for coders keen to pursue computer programming in the future, or ideal for any children who want to expand their coding knowledge through creative learning.

Information for parents

Due to the advanced level of this course, previous Python experience is required. We recommend this course as a follow on from any of our Adventurer courses, or as a continuation of Python lessons in school. We ask that - for at least the first session - an adult is available to help your child with their set-up in order to avoid any delays. Setting this software up is easy and we will provide you with comprehensive set-up instructions before your lessons begin, so do check your email!

Class structure

This is a sample schedule to show how our virtual lessons are structured.

10.00 - 10.15
Students will set up their coding environments, share any work from the previous day or projects they have done independently.
10.15 - 12.00
1 hour 45 minutes of focused coding, led by our fantastic teachers, with a short break in the middle. Students will face new challenges, solidify their knowledge of coding concepts and flex their creativity!
12.00 - 12.15
Students will complete quizzes and challenges to test their knowledge and share their work.
My favourite part was making different cyphers and decoding them - it was so fun!

Student, aged 13

  • How does it work?

    • We have a maximum teacher:student ratio of 1:6 - this means that all students receive dedicated support, and top-quality, hands-on teaching
    • Our courses and virtual classroom have been extensively user-tested and refine to ensure they offer the best possible learning experience
    • Reports from teachers detail what your child has learnt, their strengths, and how they can improve
  • Each student will need...

    • A laptop or computer with a high-speed internet connection
    • A headset/earphones
    • A webcam and microphone
    • An adult to help set up - before each session we will email instructions on how to set up out video conferencing software
  • Our tutors

    • BlueShift teaching staff are coding professionals, who are passionate about passing their expertise onto children - many have previously taught at prestigious schools
    • Teachers undergo a rigorous application and training process, ensuring we get the best of the best
    • All teachers are vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)


Lateness policy

Customer feedback has told us that students joining late can be disruptive for other learners. Therefore, we have imposed a cut-off time for joining lessons. If a student is more than 15 minutes late to a lesson, they will not be admitted. Late students will be able to catch up using recordings of the lesson and additional learning resources.

Recordings of lessons

All online lessons will be recorded, and recordings will be uploaded to the class padlet as a resource for students who have missed a lesson, or who want to watch again. Recordings will only be available to students in the class, the class teacher and the BlueShift team. Recordings will be deleted seven days after the course ends.


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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"

    Isabel, parent

  • "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!"

    Marcos, parent

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

    Angela, parent