Explorers: Ages 6-8

Scratch and Robotics

Join us for Rocktober where campers will create musical games and apps using Scratch as well as a spooky mechanical concert with Lego robotics alongside other musical creations. It's a fun, hands-on course that is perfect for all children that are passionate about building and programming robots.
Difficulty Level
Suitable for beginners
Price £495.00 (Early-Bird Price!)

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You can drop your child off anytime between 9am and 10am

There will be NO extended day option this October Half-term

You can secure your space at camp with a £50 deposit and pay the full amount at a later date

This camp introduces children to game design, engineering and robotics through a series of imaginative projects and challenges. Throughout the week, students will work on a number of different projects, such as creating their own musical apps and games with Scratch and building some spooky LEGO robotics!  Our students are always given new challenges, stretching their creativity and demonstrating a practical application of technology.

Learning outcomes

In this course students will learn how to build and programme their own LEGO robot, and use various mechanisms such as worm gears, bevel gears, cranks, rack and pinions, and belts. They will learn how to use a range of sensors, including servo motors, tilt sensors and infrared-distance sensors. Students will gain confidence in using loops and keyboard events in Scratch, and their problem-solving skills will improve through challenges and team-work based tasks.

Information for parents

Whether your child is completely new to coding and robotics, or has completed a BlueShift camp or course before, this course is perfect for them! Please note: we recommend that children are comfortable with reading, spelling and using a laptop before attending this camp.

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.
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 - lets tidy up our work stations, pack up our things and get ready to go home!
My favourite part was designing my own dinosaur!

Student, aged 7


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. If you cancel for any reason you may be liable to pay the difference if our prices increase. 

(Please note credit is only valid for 1 calendar year.)


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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