Holiday Programme

Code Champions is running two holiday courses during the Term 3 break.

Locations and dates:

  • Saint Kentigern Boys’ School: Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 September. (This course is now fully booked)
  • Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT): Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 October

Course content: Primarily coding using the BBC micro:bit (although there will be a few other activities as well, just to mix things up). This is a great piece of kit that provides not only an engaging coding challenge but also some impressive outcomes. After introducing the micro:bit, kids will work through a series of activities that code the device to perform specific functions. These will include programming a compass, step counter, die, spirit level, 7-second game, magic 8-ball, and basic calculator.

Age: This course is designed to be most suitable for students in Years 4, 5 and 6.

Coding experience: A knowledge of block coding (like Scratch or Blockly) is useful but not essential. The real challenge for those attending will be understanding the processes involved in designing how the code fits together and works, as well as actually programming and operating the micro:bit.

  • Please note: if any kids have already worked with micro:bits, then this course may go over material that’s already familiar to them. Please feel free to contact us if you’re unsure if the content is suitable or have any questions.  

Cost: The MOTAT course costs $244.56 if booked through their system (which includes the use of a computer and a micro:bit starter kit during the two days).

Place are limited. To book a spot or find out more please contact Greg Adams at info@codechampions.nz 

 

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