Learn how to code as you explore the exciting world of robotics and automation!
All equipment provided (including a laptop and robot per child)
Teaching ratio 8:1 maximum
Ages: 9 - 13 (KS2/3)
Duration: 5 days
Venue: King's College School, Wimbledon
Dates: July 16th - 20th
Timings: 0930-1630 (wrap around care available from 0900-1730 for a small extra charge)
Use the latest EV3 Mindstorms robotics platform to complete a number of exciting coding challenges, including obstacle courses, pattern drawing, 3D mazes and autonomous football!
No prior knowledge is assumed; we welcome complete beginners as well as experienced roboteers and there will be sufficient material to stretch even the most gifted young engineers! The children will simply choose from a list of challenges, graded for difficulty, and work at their own rate under the expert guidance of experienced software professionals who will tutor them accordingly (with a maximum teaching ratio of 8:1).
While hugely rewarding and enjoyable, the course is designed to reinforce and build on the new computing curriculum, equipping participants with a solid grasp of the fundamental building blocks of any programming language. It will teach them the discipline of computational thinking; how to analyse and divide a problem into manageable chunks that can be implemented and tested separately and how to frame a solution in plain English, then boil it down to an algorithm, described using pseudo-code, which can be easily converted into any programming language. Throughout, the children will be honing their problem-solving skills as they debug mechanical, hardware and software problems to get their routines working.
No prior knowledge of robotics or coding is assumed.
Just a packed lunch and any drinks and snacks they will need to get them through the day (no nuts please!).