Bring your favourite offline games into the digital realm by translating what it means to play with code, in this deep dive into interactive animations.
For Ages 7-10
All you need to know
As we kickstart our journey at the intersection of coding, games, and impact, we’ll start out by learning all about the workings of one of the key building blocks of digital games – animations.
We’ll bridge the worlds of digital and unplugged games by translating our favourite ways to play offline onscreen – honing our logic and creativity by coding up animations based on the unplugged games we love.
Think applying programming concepts like sequencing to the movement of a skateboarder or yo-yo, or choreographing a game of hopscotch or catching using Scratch.
As you learn about creating fun-packed, impactful experiences with code, you’ll build on basic coding concepts to discover more complex ones, and establish a solid foundation in both technical and equally important soft skills that’ll put you in good stead as a creative coder and game-maker cum change-maker.
By the end of this module, you’ll be all ready to put your animation skills to good use as we dive into the world of classic games and how technology has evolved to take them into the future!
Oh! The stuff you'll learn
- Hone your understanding of basic coding concepts through application; introduction to more advanced coding concepts
- Exposure to real world applications of programming
- Practise expressing and communicating your ideas creatively with code
- Deep dive into programming animations with Scratch as a component of game design and development
Life skills you'll learn
No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.
Parents love us
The happiest hours of your child's week
"I give the thumbs up. The environment is conducive, the trainers are knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. Last but not least, I am impressed by what they had learn over a short span of time."
"Adam enjoyed himself immensely throughout the 5 days camp. He requested to reach class earlier and when he was home, he continued working on his coding projects after dinner. I’ve never seen him so serious about anything before."
"My 8 year old son loved the course and kept raving about how fun it was. I think he’s also proud that he could create a game which is self motivating. Last night Friday before he slept, he said “I wished there is class tomorrow!”
Peek into our classrooms
Have a look behind the scenes
Your kid will love it.
If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after attending the first 2 days of holiday camps (or first 3 weeks of term classes), and would like to withdraw, we'll issue you a 50% credit note of the amount paid.
- 1:6 Maximum Instructor-Student Ratio
- All equipment & materials provided
- Open source tools: Continue the learning at home!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. My child is new to computers and programming. Will he/she be able to follow?
If your child has no prior experience with Scratch or coding, we strongly recommend starting them out with Coding the Impossible 0 or its corresponding 5-day holiday camp, Start with Scratch, which is also available as an online camp
2. Who is this class suitable for?
This module is suitable for kids who have completed Coding the Impossible 0 or its corresponding 5-day holiday camp, Start with Scratch. If you’re uncertain how much your child knows about Scratch programming, please email us a link to your child’s Scratch profile and we can take a look and advise you.
3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?
We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case they get hungry.