Meta Tinkerers: Creating for the Future

Tinker with hardware and coding to solve a real world problem, while developing creative confidence through public speaking.

  • For ages 11-14
  • 15h Course (Holiday Camp)
  • 1:4 Instructor:Student Ratio
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For Ages 11-14

What does it take to shape an idea and turn it into a reality? Synergising design, robotics, the social sciences and creative confidence – build the soft and hard skills you need to begin inventing a better future with technology.

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY
  • No programming experience necessary – the only requirement is curiosity and an open mind
  • Synergises design thinking, the social sciences, robotics and creative confidence
  • Cultivate the soft and hard skills you need to make your ideas come to life
  • This interdisciplinary camp is a first-of-its-kind collaboration with Ultraspeaking, utilizing the VIVIWARE technology

All you need to know

What does it take to shape an idea and turn it into a reality?

At Saturday Kids, we point out the stars and provide kids rockets so they can shoot for the moon. But we understand that the distance between an idea and reality – between where we are and where we want to be – can be daunting, discouraging, and stop kids from dreaming big all together.

We can’t promise kids that their big ideas will succeed; after all, this ain’t a bubble – it’s the real world.

But what we can do is equip kids with grit, encourage them to get their hands dirty tinkering with tech, and cultivate their creative confidence to communicate their big ideas, seek genuine feedback, and receive constructive criticism.

With these superpowers in their toolbox, they’ll be all set to take on the world’s big questions and whatever life throws at them, and make an impact in their own unique way.

Let’s start by looking at things from a different perspective.

One of the best ways to get inspired? Lookin’ at things from a different perspective. Through the lens of the social sciences – primarily anthropology – we’ll launch our adventure into the world of tech and its problem-solving potential.

Combining this with an introduction to design thinking, kids’ll start the process of brainstorming possibilities, sharpening their ideas, and understanding the steps they need to take to make ’em possible.

Time to mix in some high-tech hardware.

Next, discover VIVIWARE – cutting-edge hardware at the intersection of programming and robotics. Designed to encourage kids to tinker, build, and create, kids will get hands-on designing a prototype to test our their hypotheses.

Kids will get to build 2 different types of hardware machines with the VIVIWARE technology from scratch.

A drawing machine
A countdown clock timer

Develop creative confidence through a play-based approach to public speaking.

We’ll then introduce kids to Ultraspeaking, a play-based approach to developing public speaking skills. Through games and interactive group exercises, kids will learn to express themselves with confidence and creativity, engage an audience, and advocate for themselves and their ideas.

Learning how to learn is about progress, not perfection.

Synergising everything they’ve learned, kids’ll showcase their prototypes and pitch their ideas to their peers. But most importantly – they’ll have learned a thing or two about learning how to learn, and take away a lifelong learning attitude that values progress over perfection.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

What does mean to invent, and what does it take to shape an idea and turn it into a reality? In this new multi-disciplinary project-based camp synergising design, robotics, the social sciences and creative confidence, kids build the soft and hard skills they need to begin inventing a better future with the power of technology.

  • Think creatively and critically using empathy 
  • Ideate and prototype a solution to a real world problem
  • Tinker with hardware and coding
  • Think on your feet & find your unique voice

Life skills you'll learn

Creative Confidence
Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills

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.

Parents love us

The happiest hours of your child's week

"N is enjoying the classes and looks forward to them every week. She especially enjoys learning CSS. She thinks her instructor should get a teacher award.

"My son had so much fun."

"My daughter learnt many things she had not imagined were possible to grasp at her age. In particular, before the class, she couldn’t make sense of the code she would see for a webpage, but now she understands what’s going on. She realizes the amount of work and thought that goes into making successful websites."

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. Who is this course suitable for?

This course is recommended for kids ages 11-14.

2. My child is new to programming, will he/she be able to follow

No prior programming experience is required to participate in this camp!

3. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need for class?

Curiosity – an open heart and open mind! In addition, your child might like to bring a sweater, water, and snacks so they stay hydrated and comfortable. All equipment needed for the camp will be provided.


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