"I learnt so much and the course has definitely made me consider studying computer science and coding in the future."Aaniya, Teen student
Minecraft is the world’s most popular video game, with over 200 000 000 copies sold. Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages. In this course, we bring them together to teach programming concepts in a fun and engaging way.
Python with Minecraft – Week Long
For online courses: these require you to have a capable computer to work on and a broadband internet connection. Most PC/Mac computers from the last 5 years will be fine but you can view our recommended detailed system requirements here. For on campus courses: laptops are provided for all junior courses, as well as Music, Unity, Creative Design & YouTube senior courses. Laptop rental is available for all other senior courses (£50 extra).
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Learn Python in a fun environment
Learn the basics of Python coding as you create games, traps and shortcuts inside a Minecraft environment
Bring your code to life
Create buildings, mazes and other structures using code
Set up a Minecraft Server
You will learn how to set up a Minecraft server and how to configure it for use with Python
Minecraft is an engaging environment that allows fans of all ages to exercise their creative powers, make exciting worlds and populate them with creatures and objects. One of the neat features of Minecraft is that it is possible to “hack” the Minecraft game with real Python code. Our students use Python to automate the building of huge structures, code shortcuts, and build a “game within the game”.
Python is one of the world’s most popular programming languages it is used by everyone from companies that are household names such as Instagram, Dropbox and Pinterest through to schools and colleges teaching the programming aspects of GCSE, A-Level and Degree Level Computer Science Courses. This course will help introduce students to the language in a fun, enjoyable way. Our Tutors will teach students how to set up a server on their local machine that will allow them to write Python code which will have an effect in the Minecraft world.
Over the course of the week, the students will program a number of elements in Minecraft using Python. This will build up to them creating a project on the final day, which may be an interactive game within Minecraft, it might be a huge structure that will be created at the snap of their fingers or it may be something imaginative which we haven’t even thought of.
You will need a laptop or desktop computer capable of running Minecraft Java Edition. As long as the computer is able to run Minecraft it should be able to run the other tools too. The tools in this course will work with the Minecraft Java Edition only, this can be on Mac OS or Windows, they will not work with the Windows 10 Edition, Pocket Edition, Pi Edition or the various Console versions.
You will also need a license for Minecraft Java Edition which can be bought from here: Minecraft Java Edition
This course is also available in an in-person format.
What your child will learn
- How to set up and run their own Minecraft server
- Learn how to write and run simple Python programs
- Make things happen in the Minecraft world by running Python code
- Build increasingly complex structures in the Minecraft world using code written in Python
- Be able to design and code mini games in Python and Minecraft, using a range of programming techniques
- Create a fantastic final day project