For Kids aged 10-16

How does a traffic light know when to turn green? By the end, kids not only code, they better understand how everyday objects are a mix of both hardware & software & go on to create their own inventions. The sky’s the limit

  • Coding + Hands-On
  • No experience necessary
  • Continue the Learning: Take home your micro:bit

All you need to know

This is a BBC micro:bit.

micro:bit

It’s a “pocket-sized micro-computer” designed by BBC for computer education in the UK that allows you to create super cool inventions. Kids learn to use Python, a popular programming language that’s widely used in all fields, to create their own…

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Kids learn not only to code, but to apply their new found programming superpowers on a variety of real world projects. This all culminates in an unstructured problem solving case where, with a’lil creativity & good ol’ elbow grease, kids help their teacher design & invent solutions to solve common problems a teacher always faces.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

Broken down into concepts for MAXIMUM learnin'
  • Code a beating LED Heart with micro:bit
  • Make it Useful – Code a Simple Calculator
  • Sound it out – Make a Musical Fruit Keyboard
  • Steady your hands & find your direction with micro:bit
  • Code a Rock,Paper Scissors Game
  • Project Time: Design & invent to solve everyday classroom problems
  • Animations
  • Presentation time: On your last day, share with your parents what you’ve learnt!

Life skills you'll learn

Skills that last a lifetime
Design Thinking
Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills
Problem Solving

Pedagogy

Saturday Kids don't learn to code. They code to 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

Children from our camp enjoyed themselves exploring and learning what the different animation tools could do for them. They were particularly excited to see their own creations come alive.

I've been meaning to write to you to let you know that my son loved his workshop with Saturday Kids in June and I will be enrolling my daughter too for the beginners course that you are doing in October

It is wonderful to hear their enthusiasm and excitement when they talk about their Scratch classes, the words epic and awesome are frequently used!

Your kid will love it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever after the attending the first 2 days, we'll issue you a credit note for 50% of the course fee. No questions asked.

  • 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?

The micro:bit with microPython is designed with the assumption that students have no prior background or experience in programming. All students new to programming are more than welcomed.

 

2. My child is younger than 10-13. Should he/she join the microPython or Block Editor workshops?

If your child is confident in using the keyboard to type code, microPython.
If your child is completely new to programming, we recommend Block Editor as it would ease him into the idea of programming.

 

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

We’ll provide all equipment and materials needed. You might wish to bring a drink, some light snacks and a jacket just in case your child gets cold or hungry.