Adventurers & Innovators: Ages 8-14
Adventurers & Innovators: Ages 8-14
|Age||8 to 12|
|Date & Times||23rd December / St. John's Notting Hill|
|Location||St Johns Church, 152 Lansdowne Cres, London W11 2NN|
Throughout the day, campers will create their own unique Roblox game which they can publish and play with their friends! This workshop is project based meaning it’s a great introduction for beginners, extended learning experienced Roblox creators, and everyone in between!
This course aims to engage kids through creative coding projects using the popular online game platform Roblox, and give them a thorough grounding in computational principles and game design. Campers will develop their own projects with the help of our expert teachers. They will be introduced to 3D game design and some text-based coding with concepts including, loops, conditional statements, and variables.
Information for parents
It is beneficial to bring a laptop if you can to enable your child to save their work to continue developing their skills. We also advise that you download the relevant software prior to the workshop. 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!
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!
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.
Let's refocus after lunch and playtime by diving into building our robots!
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 all the coding
Student, aged 9
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.
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.
What are you doing at camps with respect to COVID-19?
At BlueShift, our top priority is always the safety and wellbeing of our students, parents and staff. That's why we have thought carefully about our upcoming camps and what we can do to ensure we keep our community safe. Please read our COVID-19 Camps Policy Overview FAQ for more information on how we are doing this.
Please be aware these policies will be shared with you in more detail closer to the beginning of camp.
What does my child need to bring to camp?
A laptop! Using a laptop from home means your child can save their own work! If you don't have a laptop to bring, you can borrow one from us when you make your booking. An iPad will not be enough for this course. Not any laptop will work, you can find out required specifications in the next FAQ.
Any laptop chargers and a case to keep the laptop safe!
A packed lunch (not including nuts) and reusable water bottle
Weather appropriate clothing for outside play
With respect to COVID-19 we ask that parents provide their child with a mask to take with them for when they are entering and leaving camp. Masks are not required in classrooms.
A note with all necessary passwords written down. If you are using your own Minecraft license, make sure you have the login details written down
What laptop or computer is suitable for this class?
The full specification can be found here, but to summarise:
Do I need to install anything prior to the camp?
Yes, to do this camp, you will need to have the latest version of Minecraft downloaded onto your computer. If you are borrowing a laptop from us, everything will be set up! If you are having problems installing Minecraft, the teacher can help you do it in the morning of the first day.
You will also need to have 2 accounts for this course:
Minecraft Account - This is the username and password that you use to log on to Minecraft. It can be the same login that your child usually uses. If you child is playing Minecraft on an iPad, they might not have a license.
You can purchase a Minecraft Account here or rent one of our to use during the class
LearnToMod Account - This is the username and password that students will use to access the LearnToMod website. We will provide one of our accounts to use during the course, but you are welcome to purchase your own account if you want to keep your work and continue modding. You can purchase your account here.
Can I switch camp dates incase holiday plans change?
Yes! Read our CampShift policy for more information.
"Thank you BlueShift for doing such a great job. My son is so excited about coding and learning made fun."
"These courses are an amazing way to get kids interested in coding and robotics. Fun and educational"
"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!"
"The teachers have been excellent, full of enthusiasm and patience making the whole experience really fun"