Adventurers: Ages 8-12

Roblox and Game Design

This camp explores game making through the popular online game and Scratch! Students will make their own unique Roblox game in this jam-packed week of game-making activities.
Age 8 to 12
Difficulty Level
Suitable for beginners and experienced students alike
Date & Times
Price £485.00
Location Jane Cameron Building (JCB), Notting Hill Prep School, 95 Lancaster Road, W11 1QQ
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If your child is crazy about Roblox, or would love to learn how to make their own games, (or both!), this is the perfect course for them! Students learn the fundamentals of coding, game design and development through an exploration into this popular game. Throughout the week, students will create their own unique Roblox game which they can publish and play with their friends! They'll use Scratch to explore the mechanics, features, and programming needed to make a fully-functioning platform game. Freedom of expression is key within this course - students can customise their creations, including the goal, characters, scenery and music, making each of their games unique! This course covers more advanced game-making techniques and is aimed at students who are familiar with Scratch.

Learning outcomes

This course aims to engage kids through creative coding projects using the popular online game Roblox, and give them a thorough grounding in computational principles and game design. Students will learn the fundamentals of coding such as loops, functions, variables, and conditionals, as well as the main concepts of game development. They will be introduced to both block-based and text-based languages, gaining an understanding of the behind the scenes of the Roblox universe. Finally, students will work on projects that utilise both off-screen activities and programmes outside of the games to develop their imagination and practical skills, which can then be applied to their in-game servers! This course aims to cover tougher coding concepts and logic, encouraging students to create projects and solve problems more independently.

Information for parents

Please note that if your child has attended an online Roblox course they may find some of the content of this course repetitive. Get in touch with our team if you have any questions. Please note that Chromebooks are not suitable for this course. If you’re not sure whether your laptop is suitable, get in touch and we can help. If you do not have a suitable laptop for this course, you can rent one at checkout.

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 - 11.00

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!

11.15 - 12.30

Lesson 2
Now that we've had a healthy snack, we're ready to get right back into our activity. We'll carry on flexing our creative muscles by designing, coding and building our project.

12.30 - 13.30

Lunchtime
After half an hour for lunch it's time for some offline, outdoor time. Students take part in activities ranging from dodgeball, obstacle course races to football tournaments, scavenger hunts to water games.

13.30 - 14.45

Lesson 3
Let's refocus after lunch and playtime by diving into building our robots!

15.00 - 16.00

Lesson 4
It's time to finish off our project for the day and show it off to the rest of the class. Time has flown by - let's tidy up our work stations, pack up our things and get ready to go home!

My favourite part was playing in my world with my friends!

Student, aged 9

  • How does it work?

    • We have an average teacher:student ratio of 1:6 - this means that all students receive dedicated support, and top-quality, hands-on teaching
    • Real-time communication with parents through our online platform means you can stay updated with what your child is up to
    • Reports from teachers detail what your child has learnt, their strengths, and how they can improve
  • What to bring?

    • A nut-free packed lunch and reusable water bottle
    • A face mask to be worn when entering the building and in corridors
    • Weather-appropriate clothing, so your child can enjoy outdoor play
    • A high-spec laptop (with passwords and chargers) - if you don’t have this, you can borrow one from us before you checkout
    • A readiness to have fun!
  • 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)

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.

FAQs:

  • What are you doing at camps with respect to COVID-19?
  • What does my child need to bring to camp?
  • What laptop or computer is suitable for this class?
  • Do I need to install anything prior to the camp?
  • Can I switch camp dates incase holiday plans change?
  • "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