Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms: Robot Battles

Robotics with LEGO Mindstorms: Robot Battles

This hands-on bootcamp will teach your child core engineering, design, and programming principles!
  • Age
    8 to 12
  • Level
    Suitable for experienced 8-9 year olds and beginner 10-12 year olds.
  • Date
    26th to 30th October
    Every day from 10AM to 4PM. Please note you will be given a specific drop off time slot closer to the start of camp, between the times of 9:30-10AM in order to ensure social distancing. Our late pick-up service is currently unavailable due to COVID-19 safety measures.
  • Price
    £555.00 £485.00
  • Location
    Jane Cameron Building (JCB), Notting Hill Prep School, 95 Lancaster Road, W11 1QQ
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Due to restricted space, camp spaces are reserved for full-week students. If you would like to attend partial days, please book a full week to confirm your space or join our waiting list (http://bit.ly/blueshiftoct) for any remaining spaces once bookings close.

Important Information

  • Teacher:student ratio of 1:6, ensuring wrap-around care within a classroom bubble and top quality hands-on teaching with dedicated support for students.

    Real time communication with parents using our online platform, including photos and reports.

    Please bring your own laptop or rent one from us before checkout.

  • Students will both the physical and digital worlds of programming and problem-solving by programming robots using LEGO Mindstorms and creating their own projects on Scratch.

    Suitable for experienced 8-9 year olds and beginner 10-12 year olds.

    Assessment and personalised teacher reports to ensure progress.

  • A focus on healthy learning: outdoor play at lunchtime, healthy snacks and drinks provided - please bring own lunch.

    Curriculum curated in conjunction with UCL.

    All staff are fully DBS checked & trained in both traditional and innovative teaching methods.

    Read more about our COVID-19 policies here.
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

Students will work with LEGO Mindstorms to explore the key building blocks for robotics, as well as acquire essential science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) knowledge. They will build and program their very own robots and develop critical thinking, problem-solving and basic engineering skills by modifying and troubleshooting their code. Once finished we will be challenging each student to integrate programming and sensor technology to make their robots move, react and solve fun challenges, such as our very own version of robot wars!

The course will also incorporate block-based coding with Scratch: students will be guided through a series of challenges and tutorials to create their own impressive games from start to finish. They will then be shown how to combine digital with physical programming by creating a controller that can be used to control their Scratch creations!

Information for Parents:

This course uses block-based coding, therefore experience with Scratch or other block-based languages would be beneficial but is not required.

Due to COVID-19 we have limited space available on all courses, therefore spaces are reserved for full week students. If you wish to attend only part of the week, please either book a full week to confirm your space or sign up to our waiting list to be informed of any last minute availability.

Learning Outcomes:


  • Basic engineering skills and principles
  • Programming robots with Lego Mindstorms kit
  • Understanding how gears, motors, sensors and other components work
  • Creative problem-solving
  • Teamwork skills
  • Design skills and how to build your design from scratch
  • To be able to understand and use the fundamental concepts of making a multiplayer game

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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