Start with Scratch: Adventures In Time

$530-$590

Harness the power of the Scratch block and learn more about the different civilisations while learning to code!

  • For ages 7-10
  • 16h Course (Weekly Class or Holiday Camp)
  • 1:6 Instructor:Student Ratio

For Ages 7-10

Explore the city of Machu Picchu, sail the treacherous seas and meet South Africa’s oldest inhabitants. It’s time to combine your wit and snap blocks together with Scratch programming. All aboard the time machine!

KEEPIN’ IT SHORT & SNAPPY

  • No experience necessary: Recommended starting course for kids 7+
  • In depth intro to block-based programming
  • Code with purpose: learn more about civilisations while learning programming concepts
  • Scratch is free! Continue the learning at home

All you need to know

Adventurers Assemble!

Travel back in time! With every quest you complete, you’ll getone step closer to building your own final project at the end. Are you ready to code?

Your journey will take you far and wide…

From the ancient city of Machu Picchu, where dangers lurk around every corner. Master the motion block to help Inca villagers pick up items they need in order to deliver urgent messages to their King.

Machu Picchu Inca village quest

Then…

Sail right to the heart of 7th Century Northern Europe, when the Vikings roamed the seas!

Help the viking chief with your knowledge of variables & counters to collect magical Runestones so he can travel the seas safely and protect his people.

ezgif-5-01c4f9ea82

Next…

Head deep into the scorching sands of the Kalahari Desert. Use your expertise of conditional logic to help the San People gather food.

bushmen hunting food

That’s just a taste of the adventures you’ll face before you attempt your hardest challenge yet…

Reinventing the course of history with CODE!

Test your mettle. Draw on your experience. Use your coding superpowers… and create your own animations and games!

Put yourself in the shoes of historical people to understand their everyday limitations. Learn to code by using examples from the civilisations to comprehend programming concepts. Then use code to prototype your idea in the form of a story, animation or even an application.

Maze game programmed on Scratch

Example of a project done by a student of our class.

With all the things you’ve learnt, who knows what you’ll be able to code to make the world a better place!

Oh! The stuff you'll learn

  1. What’s Scratch
  2. Code a character to move about
  3. Sequences, loops and events
  4. Record, edit and add music
  5. Increase complexity with Conditions and Variables
  6. Add timers, life counters and scores
  7. Broadcast messages
  8. Test and debug using logic and systematic reasoning
  9. Presentation time: On your last day, share with your parents what you’ve learnt!

Life skills you'll learn

Design Thinking
Logical Thinking
Presentation Skills
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.

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?

Of course! Start with Scratch is our recommended introduction to programming course for kids 7 and up. Most of our students come in with no prior programming knowledge and they can still make awesome projects at the end of the day.

 

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 7-13 year olds but is used by people of all ages. Sadly, having a 6 year old in the same class as a 12 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. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We’ll provide all materials. You might wish to bring a drink, some light snacks and a jacket just in case your child gets cold or hungry. We’ll give the class breaks in between so your child can take that time to sip on some juice and munch on those yummy crackers.

 


Got More Questions?
Read our F.A.Q.