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GamesLab

Learn to code through making games in Scratch. This camp exposes younger children to powerful Computational Thinking Skills in a way that is exciting, engaging and most of all, fun! In this Think Camp, we will examine existing Scratch games and learn to understand what is going on beneath the hood. We will solve a number of problems that will teach the coding skills needed to construct our own games. Finally, we will develop our own interactive games and share them with our friends. Scratch is MIT’s flagship educational toolkit used to teach Computational Thinking to children. No prior coding or Scratch experience is required for this Camp. Experience with computers is helpful!

Think Camp

What is Think Camp?
Think Camp teaches key 21st century skills in fun and energising full day camps during school holiday periods. On Think Camp, computer work is interspersed with frequent snack breaks (three per day), outdoor games (weather permitting) and exciting competitions. Powerful thinking skills such as Design and Lean Thinking are taught throughout, using carefully designed activities that compliment computer work and give participants the tools needed to master the world of tomorrow.

What time?
We understand parents’ busy lives, and so we offer you the option of flexible drop off and pick up times. Participants can be dropped off anytime between 7h30am and 8h00am and collected between 15h00 and 15h30.

What should we bring?
Busy minds get hungry! We ask participants to bring along their favourite brain food so that they keep alert and awake. All our venues have superb tech facilities and participants will be working on Windows PCs, so there is no need to bring any additional high-tech devices.

What happens at the end of the day? 
The final discussion for the day along with certificate hand-out takes place between 15h00 and 15h10 - we invite all parents to be present for this. After certificate handout, betweeen 15h10 and 15h30 parents are invited to come and see their incredible work done throughout the day.

 
 

When and where?



Bryandale Primary
Grosvenor Road & Cumberland Ave
Bryanston
Sandton
South Africa
2191

Starts:
Thu 30 Aug 2018 at 7:30 AM (SAST)
Ends:
Thu 30 Aug 2018 at 3:30 PM (SAST)

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