Adventurers: Ages 8-11

Scratch: Interactive Comics - License to Code

Give your child a license to code! Their mission, should they choose to accept it, is to explore the worlds of animation and storytelling by making spy-themed interactive comics.
Age 8-11
Difficulty Level
Intermediate level - students should have Scratch experience
Date & Times 12th - 16th April (5 days) / 15:00 - 16:15 (duration 1 hour 15 mins)
Price £100.00 (25% off the second course when booking 2 or more)
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In this course, students use Scratch to learn key animation and interactive storytelling concepts. They will be guided through a series of spy-themed challenges and tutorials; making their characters scale buildings, avoid cameras and dodge lasers! Students will improve their programming skills by expressing themselves creatively and developing individual projects that can be shared with friends and family once finished. The course covers more advanced coding techniques and is aimed at students who are familiar with Scratch.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn how to pair keyboard controls with movement commands, build complex character interactions using functions, and incorporate data structures into their designs. They will learn about core computing concepts like keyboard control, events, loops, and lists, and develop their own unique code from the ground up! This course aims to cover tougher coding concepts and logic, encouraging students to create projects and solve problems more independently. At the end of the course, they will be well positioned to move from block-based to text-based coding.

Information for parents

This course combines several Scratch techniques in each lesson - for students to get the most out of the course, existing Scratch experience is highly recommended. 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 - 11.00
45 minutes of focused coding, led by our fantastic teachers. Students will face new challenges, solidify their knowledge of coding concepts and flex their creativity!
11.00 - 11.15
Students will complete quizzes and challenges to test their knowledge and share their work.
My favourite part was the spy!

Student, aged 10


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