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Junior Scratch Coder – On Campus

Explore the basics of computer programming and program design by building some amazing projects each day!

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8-11

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All equipment is provided

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Course highlights

Learn the fundamentals of programming

Learn the fundamentals of programming

Start coding from Day One and learn how to share and collaborate on projects. We believe that the skills to work with others are just as important as the technical aspects of programming.

Create multiple game types

Create multiple game types

Design and control sprites and apply automations. You can make multiple levels and apply your own scoreboard. Customise your game. The only limits are your imagination!

Get creative

Get creative

With the help of our expert Scratch tutors, create something new or expand on a previous project and share it with the world! Whether you're new to programming or want to enhance your skills, this is the perfect choice.

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Programme Leaders have a strong background in education coupled with technical expertise in the area they teach. They are supported by Camp Tutors, who are most frequently talented Computer Science …

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Course Overview

Developed by MIT, Scratch is one of the go-to languages for learning computer programming.

Its block based interface is intuitive and easy to use. In this exciting and creative course, we explore the basics of computer programming as well as program design by building some amazing projects each day.

Every student will get hands on with coding from Day One and learn how to share and collaborate on projects with their peers. We believe that the skills to communicate and work with others are just as important as the technical aspects of programming and that’s how great apps and computer programs are made.

  • + Learn the fundamentals of programming with Scratch, with program flow, inputs and outputs
  • + Build a maze and racing game, using sprite interaction, control and automation
  • + Create a complex platformer with multiple levels, power ups and a scoreboard
  • + Create a virtual character with camera interactions, text and audio
  • + Get creative – make something new and original, or expand on a previous project, and share it with the world!

This course is perfect for those who are looking for a new creative outlet, starting out on their coding journey or those who want to take their Scratch skills to the next level.

What your child will learn

  • Learn about program flow, inputs and outputs, sprites, animations and variables
  • Mastery of sprite interaction, control and automation
  • How to make a platformer with multiple levels with players lives and continually updating scoreboard
  • Create a virtual character with camera interactions, text and audio interactions, and learn about arrays
  • How to share and collaborate on projects with peers, which is as important as the technical aspects of programming

Typical daily schedule

On Campus 8-12

1.5 hours

ICON: Kick off

Kick off

20 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

1.5 hours

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

45 minutes

ICON: Lunch

Lunch

2 hours

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

20 minutes

ICON: Break

Break

1 hour

ICON: Lesson time

Lesson time

15 minutes

ICON: Plenaries and finish

Plenaries and finish

"Fire Tech Camp has helped me find my mistakes and learn from them, and pushed me higher with my creativity showing me the sky is NOT the limit! I will definitely come back for another camp!"

Rebecca, Age 11