Do you want to build a computer ? A website? Use code to create towers in Minecraft? Make some great games using Scratch? Be part of our first Code Rangers Girls' Hackathon?
Our holiday program is all booked in and we're excited! Join us on April 14 or 15 (Northbridge) or April 16 (Marrickville) for some fun, coding and learning.
Full details are on the Code Rangers website: here's sneak peak of what we are offering:
Each session is $60, and lasts for 3 hours. You're welcome to book your child in for one session, or two sessions on the same day at the discounted price of $100. We're keen to make things easy for parents, so at lunch time in Northbridge we're happy to walk students to/from other local activities which are also running half day sessions: Marty Sports and Northbridge School of Visual Arts. In Marrickville, we'll run workshops at the PCYC, which also hosts other holiday programs: check with them what's on offer and we're happy to help out getting your child to or from another half day program on the premises.
- Build, program and keep a computer: Snap together the components of your new kano computer, and start coding! The computer comes loaded with Minecraft AND we'll be able to learn a bit of code to create towers and spheres inside the game. NB - Parents need to purchase the kano kit separately via http://www.kano.me
- Code with Python inside Minecraft: learn about the Python coding language, creating structures directly in Minecraft
- Build a website: learn about HTML/CSS, create a webpage, after the workshop see it live on the web
- Scratch Game Lab: a workshop for children new to coding (ages 8-13) where they'll create a multi-level platformer game
- Scratch Girls' Hackathon: a girls' session for all abilities where we'll work together to create a great animation with code, graphics, sound and imagination.
The computer building workshop will use Kano kits: these cost USD150 per kit and will need to be ordered by parents well in advance - I'd suggest getting on to it straight away as the kits ship from the UK. Students will finish the day with their own computer, and some coding experience (NB - this doesn't include a monitor - we'll provide them at the workshop, at home use the included HDMI cable to connect to a laptop/desktop/tv). On top of the cost of the computer will be the workshop cost ($60 per half day).
One final note - parents of existing students, re-enrolments for term 2 are now open on the website
Nicola O'Brien, Chief Ranger @ Code Rangers