python 4 kids

MicroPython 4 Kids (ages 11+)

from £253Per Child

Description

MicroPython 4 Kids is a 2-day, 3-day, or 5-day computer coding workshop for children aged 11+, during which they will complete a number of micro-controller programming projects using the popular Python language on the BBC Micro:bit. Each child that attends this course will take home their own BBC Micro:bit.

Kids aged 11+ 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.

Activities

On this practical workshop, children will be introduced to micro-controller programming, by writing Python code to control the MicroBit’s 25 individually-programmable LED’s and the 2 programmable buttons.

Specifically, attendees will create projects that take advantage of the MicroBit’s multiple sensors and communications features, and the coding challenges available for tackling include:

  • Creating a rock, paper, scissors game (Push-buttons)
  • Designing digital metronome (I/O pins)
  • Playing music and tunes (Music and Sound FX)
  • Creating Magic 8-Ball game (Accelerometer)
  • Reading out Dalek poetry (Speech synthesis)
  • Creating digital dice (Random)
  • Sending/receiving morse code (Networking)
  • Creating a digital compass (Compass)
  • Reading/writing data files (Local Persistent File System)

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 Hours

The standard workshop hours are 10am to 4pm and children are expected to be dropped off just before 10am, and picked up promptly at 4pm.

Where the Extended Day option is available for booking, parents can arrange 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, which is available for selection during the booking process.

Please note that the “Extended Day” option is currently not available on all workshops.

 

Food and Snack Breaks

All children on all-day workshops 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.

 

Sibling Discounts

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.

 

Childcare Vouchers

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 MicroPython 4 Kids workshop, use the booking form alongside, or call us on 020 8090 1444 if you have any questions.

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Please enter your booking details below, including preferred day, time and type of booking. You will need to provide details about all the attendees who will be participating in the course.

If you intend to book additional places on other courses, please add this course booking to your 'basket' and then visit the other course pages, add more participants' details there, and add those bookings to the 'basket' as well.

Once you have provided all details for all the attendees, you can securely pay online for your bookings by clicking on the 'View Basket' icon at the top of the page.

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