Games Coding 4 Kids is a 2-day or 4-day computer coding workshop for children aged 8+ during which they will design and code a variety of complete computer games using a games controller.
Kids aged 8+ of all abilities are welcome, from beginners (who have never written a line of code) all the way through to kids who have prior coding experience.
This is an all-inclusive workshop, with Spark4Kids providing everything from the software and hardware that the children will use, to lunch and healthy snacks – just drop your child off in the morning, and pick them up at the end of the fun-filled, workshop day.
On this workshop, children write code using either a gaming controller or a keyboard (whichever they prefer), manipulating visual elements on-screen to construct each game. A multitude of game objects are available for use when designing games.
This practical hands-on course, takes the child through painting landscapes and worlds, manipulating the camera and on-screen objects on various terrains, performing collision-detection, zooming in-and-out, camera-orbiting, firing missiles, detecting and avoiding enemy fire, score-keeping and health-tracking to name a few.
The workshop is designed to keep the kids engaged throughout the day. There will be sufficient breaks to ensure that the children spend some time away from the computer and weather permitting, there will also be breaks outdoors.
The focus is on creating a fun and supportive environment in which children learn about various aspects of technology and coding.
Workshop Dates, Times and Locations
James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS), Dulwich
- 2 days – Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 4th April 2018, 10am until 4pm
- 2 days – Thursday 5th to Friday 6th April 2018, 10am until 4pm
- 4 days – Tuesday 3rd April to Friday 6th April 2018, 10am until 4pm
The address for JAGS is 144 East Dulwich Grove, LONDON, SE22 8TE, United Kingdom.
- The old JAGS car park is now the location of the new Music Centre. There is some space for drop-off and pick-up (near the Reception entrance), however this is limited. There is some parking on nearby streets, however please check road markings for suitability.
- Children are expected to be dropped off a few minutes before 10am, and picked up no later than 4pm (unless registered for Extended Day).
St Catherine’s School, Guildford
- 2 days – Monday 9th to Tuesday 10th April 2018, 10am until 4pm
- 2 days – Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th April 2018, 10am until 4pm
- 4 days – Monday 9th April to Thursday 12th April 2018, 10am until 4pm
The address for St Catherine’s is Station Road, Bramley, Guildford, SURREY, GU5 0DF, United Kingdom.
- Children are expected to be dropped off a few minutes before 10am, and picked up no later than 4pm
- There is no Extended Day option for this course
Extended Day Option
Where the Extended Day option is available for booking, parents are able to drop off their children from 8:30am onwards, with late pick-up lasting until 5pm. There is an additional £10 per day per child for this option.
Please note that the “Extended Day” option is currently not available on all workshops.
Food and Snack Breaks
All children on the workshop will be offered lunch. Children may also bring in a packed lunch if they have special dietary requirements. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Children booked on the Extended Day option (not available on all workshops) will be offered breakfast on arrival.
Each workshop day will be punctuated with breaks to ensure that the children take time away from computers/computer coding. Short walks and trips outdoors will be taken, however this will be dependent on the weather.
We offer sibling discounts for parents who are registering more than one child on our workshops. The first sibling pays the full amount for the workshop, and any additional siblings attract a 10% discount off the original fee.
Spark4Kids accepts childcare vouchers as payment towards our courses from the following providers. To make payment using childcare vouchers, please complete this online form.
To book a place on the Games Coding 4 Kids workshop, use the booking form alongside, or call us on 020 8090 1444 if you have any questions.
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£225.00 – £415.00