Today we are at City of London School for Boys, teaching a group of young people Java through games development. It’s a repeat visit after our one-day course there last year – the boys love it and it’s great to be back! Lucy, one of our super tutors out of Cambridge University – is leading today. We’ve put on some fun workshops at other schools – 3D Printing for Frances Holland School, Arduino and Robotics for Wycombe Abbey to name a couple – and we are also active in afterschool clubs at several primary schools. We were even invited down to Gibraltar to run a week of in-school workshops for over 200 young people there, and we already are planning a new programme for them in the new school year!
While we focus on extra-curriculars, we love working with schools to support them as they respond to growing interest in Computing curricula and in digital making in general! We have primary school afterschool courses in Robotics, Games Development plus a Build Your Own Computer club featuring the London-based global sensation Kano. We are also have a Minecraft Modding course that uses the awesome Code Kingdoms platform. Get in touch if you would like us to introduce us to your school to try to get one going there!
It’s been very exciting to hear the feedback from parents! As one of the parents from our girls’ school club told us: “[my daughter] looks forward to Wednesdays and Fire Tech so much. She’s very creative but I wasn’t sure when I signed her up that it would be her thing. How wrong was I? She adores the many different coding tasks and given it’s something I know very little about, she feels like she has acquired a new ‘adult’ skill and that has been a great boost to her confidence.”
School’s nearly out now so we’re back to focusing on our massive summer camp programme at Imperial College and South Hampstead High School, plus eight other locations in London and around the UK! But it’s not too late to get in touch if you’d like us to come to your school next year, or to schedule a day with us at the Fab Lab near Bank or the new Fab Lab opening at Notting Hill Gate!
We wish all our afterschool kids a great summer and look forward to seeing you at camp – Code On!