We run a number of code clubs and courses for children in York The clubs teach programming skills and can link it to physical electronics if they want. The ethos of the clubs are to have fun with computers and to learn to program.
Saturday Morning computer club
9.30am – 11 am (term time)
Acomb Parish Church Hall
This is the first club of its type in York. The club is a place to relax and enjoy all things computing. You can learn and practise programming in Scratch, Python or harder code. Make games, make computer music, control robots, LEDs. There is really no limit as we have a range of resources and software available.
There is really no limit to how far the skills can go as it is all up to the imagination and the programming skills developed. There are several teenage volunteers who are all studying GCSE electronics and computing to assist pupils so you will not be left behind if you join the club at a later time.
£10 per session or £55 for 6 weeks.
Minecraft Programming course
A short course designed to teach children how to code in Python using the game of Minecraft. They’ll be introduced to the Python language and use it to write and develop programs to make the character teleport, build blocks, hit blocks and make things happen, and develop functions.
The children will learn sequences, IF, ELSE,WHILE, functions, WHEN and apply their maths and basic algebra skills to problems. It’s also great fun and highly engaging.
Some of the things that can be done include
- Teleporting using code
- Building giant structures in seconds
- Changing blocks as they walk
- Building mazes in seconds.
- Building “hide and seek” games
Venue: Energise leisure centre ICT suite
Thurs eve 7.15 – 8.30pm Starting Thursday as soon as spaces have filled up. 5 places still left.
£55 per 6 weeks.
Suitable for 8 plus
Please contact us to book a place. Places are limited.
If you can’t commit to the clubs, we will also be running holiday workshops. There will be one off workshops and also courses over a holiday time so children can learn a skill. Please contact us and we will send you details when they are available.