Creative Coding Level 1 - Animation and Coding

Image Ages
6-9
£375 (early bird)

Creative Coding Level 1 - Animation and Coding

Join in one of our most creative adventures at blue{shift}!

***Please note: we have an Early Bird discount of £50 for our coding camps which is already added to the price (discount expires on 24th June)!***

Classes are held Monday – Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Course Description

This creativity-packed course will introduce children to the fundamentals of visual programming and digital storytelling. In one week, children go through the whole animation process from storyboarding to greenscreen. They will learn how to create their own characters, build animated storylines and develop critical thinking skills by advancing their animation techniques.

 

Each day, campers get to take part in a new animation technique from creating captions, incorporating sound, sculpting claymation models, and recording their film with stop motion. With a little help from Scratch coding we bring their ideas to life, and at the end of camp, your child will have a fun and original recording to share with friends and family.

 

Topics Covered in Animation and Coding

  • Creating 2D animations
  • Green screen animations
  • Video creation with sound, captions, and cuts
  • Programming with Scratch
  • Storyboard and idea development for the frame-based animations
  • Action sequence development and engineering principles

 

Prerequisites

This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate coders. Students should be familiar with using a computer, a mouse, and a keyboard. For children aged 6-9 years of age, campers will participate in art, design, and programming fundamentals. Creativity is key in this course!

 

Outcomes and Achievements

Our teachers will actively record your child’s work throughout the camp and share it with you through Class Dojo. This is an app which allows you to see photos of your child’s work, be involved in your child’s progress and message the teachers directly if you have any questions. The children will also receive a certificate of completion on the final day.

Outdoors

All our camps have time for play! All our campers will be given time to play outside everyday, weather and location permitting. Our campers can participate in a variety of activities like football, tag, or just playing out!

Staff

All of our coding teachers are highly qualified and thoroughly vetted by DBS checks. Many of our teachers have Master’s degrees in Computing from top universities. We have working relationships with local London institutions, such as Goldsmith’s, University of London, who recommend their top students to us as teachers.

Our staff are also vetted, and at each camp, we have a staff member who is Emergency First Aid certified.

Safety

We want all blue{shift} campers to have an enjoyable and safe experience. For the safety of  all campers, disruptive, rude, or bullying behaviour will not be permitted or tolerated at blue{shift} creative coding camps.

Blue{shift} and our staff are not responsible for any valuables brought to a camp by the student or parent.  

Other Information

All equipment for this course is provided, but feel free to bring your laptop for Scratch animations.

‘Early drop off‘ at 9 am available every day! Your child can have peer play between 9 am - 10 am before camp officially begins.

Fees do not include lunch. Students should bring a packed lunch with them (no nuts please!) We will provide a snack and water during the day.