Holiday coding course at Saint Kentigern Boys’ School

We will be running a coding course at Saint Kentigern Boys’ School during the coming school holiday.

Join us for two days of coding activities based on the BBC micro:bit, a programmable micro-computer.

  • Dates: Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 September, 2020
  • Time: 9.15am sign-in for 9.30am start. Pick up at 3pm.
  • Location: Saint Kentigern Boys’ School
  • Tutor: Greg Adams
  • 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, students 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 students have already worked with micro:bits, then this course may go over material that’s already familiar to them. Please feel free to contact me and discuss, if you’re unsure if the content is suitable.  

The cost for the course is $210 (this includes the use of a computer and a micro:bit starter kit during the two days, as well as access to appropriate software).

Places on the course are limited. If you’re interested and would like to book a spot – or have any questions – please contact us at info@codechampions.nz

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