Games for Good STEAM Workshop: Good Health and Well-Being

Make a difference with your coding superpowers as we create social impact games, that align with UNSDGs, using Scratch

  • For ages 7-10
  • 2h Course (One-Off Workshop)
  • 1:4 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For Ages 7-10

Apply your Scratch superpowers to design simple social impact games that are aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goals

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY

  • Available in hybrid format (Online & Offline)
    Parents can opt for the online format, up to a week before the start of workshop
  • Requires Start with Scratch or equivalent block-based programming experience
  • Aligned with STEAM Education to spur kids’ curiosity
  • Scratch is free online! Continue the learning at home

All you need to know

Games can be both fun & meaningful!

Discover the world of games for good & code up your own game that is as impactful as it is fun to play

What are the UN Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), and why do they matter? As a class, we’ll learn about the goals for the shared peace and prosperity of people and our planet. And more importantly, we’ll embark on a journey to understand our role in working towards these goals, and what we can do to play our part.

As we learn more about UNSDGs & the world we live in, get inspired to code up your own game for good. With each workshop in this series anchored around a selected SDG, apply Scratch programming concepts to projects relevant to issues like poverty, hunger, health & more.

Good Health & Well-Being

In this workshop, we’ll explore the SDG 3 – ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages‘. Take a step into learning about the importance of our taking care of our health and the state of healthcare around the world.

Use your Scratch superpowers to make a difference

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”

Kids will code up an interactive Baseball Apple Game which can be used to promote the importance of a healthy diet & active lifestyle. Play this game with your friends to spread awareness of this & share with them what’s happening to health sectors around the world today.

As you build your own Game for Good, learn more advanced Scratch programming concepts to design games that are fun, engaging and able to create a meaningful impact.

We can’t wait to see the Games for Good your child will create – creating a better future ain’t a burden – it’s an adventure. Playing for the future starts here.

For online format, your child will require: 

  • A computer or laptop with a working webcam and microphone, in order to participate in class and for our instructor to check their understanding. Kindly avoid sharing devices.
  • Internet speed of 25Mbps or above. You can check your internet speed here.
  • Familiarity with basic computer functions, such as typing on a keyboard, using a mouse, switching between desktop apps and navigating a browser (opening a new tab, entering URLs)
  • Google Chrome as their default web browser during classes. You may download it here.
  • Installing Zoom is recommended for a smoother learning experience. You may do so here.
    (For macOS computers, please enable these permission settings)
  • We also recommend that you have an adult member of your household standing by for the first 45 mins of the first class to assist with any technical difficulties that may arise.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  1. Apply your coding skills to create games relevant to global issues
  2. Learn about the UN Sustainable Development Goals
  3. Exposure to the world of social impact games
  4. Code a sprite and move it around
  5. Sequences, lists, loops and events
  6. Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables
  7. Test and debug using logic & systematic reasoning

Life skills you'll learn

Creative Confidence
Design Thinking
Logical Thinking
Problem Solving

Pedagogy

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.

What If..

Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this workshop will be shifted online.

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!”

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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.

  • 1:4 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?

It is highly recommended that the child has a prior background in Scratch or equivalent block-based programming experience. If your child is new to programming, they can start their coding journey with Start with Scratch: Your Adventure Begins Here or Coding the Impossible 0, suitable for ages 7 to 10.

 

2. My child has done some Scratch programming at school. Should he/she still attend this course?

If you’re not too sure how much your child knows about Scratch programming, email us a link to your child’s Scratch profile and we can take a look and advise you.

 

3. My child is younger than 7. Can he / she join?

Scratch was designed for 7-10 year olds but is used by people of all ages. Sadly, having a 6 year old in the same class as a 10 year old may not result in the best learning environment for the younger student. If your child is very keen, we can organise separate classes if there is a minimum of 3 participants. Please contact us directly to enquire.

 

4. What if government regulations require this class to move online?

Should government regulations advise against in-person classes, this workshop will be shifted online.

 


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