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Scratch Coding

Age Guide: 7 to 10
Core Skill: Coding
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Virtual Camp £375 £475
Day Camp £545
Residential Camp £995 £1295

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this course

97%

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this course

Give your child a head-start by learning how to code games.  

Whilst the theory and logic of coding has remained the same for decades, methods have evolved significantly. This camp is ideal for younger kids to get to grips with coding. Scratch is a fantastic visual-based coding editor which enables children to create fun animations, interactive stories, games, sounds and much more! It’s the perfect introduction to coding and computational thinking that makes coding for kids seriously fun! 

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About this camp

This camp will give your child a head start in learning how to code. After a short orientation, they will use Scratch’s visual coding environment to cover the key areas of branching and iteration plus variables and game logic. Your child will use engaging projects to learn how to create fun, interactive and animated games as well as code their Ozobot to race, dance and even complete the FunTech maze!

By the end of the week's computer coding classes your child will be a Scratch Coding expert!

 

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What your child will learn

  • Scratch (Scratch 2.0, Offline Editor, Workspaces, The Canvas, The Coding Board, The Image Editor)
  • Procedural Coding (Variables, Data-Types, Branches, Loops)
  • Conditional Statements (If-statements, If-Else-Statements)
  • Iteration (Do-Until Loops, Forever Loops, For Loops)
  • Ozobot Coding (Visual Scripting Language, Movement, Detection, Light Colours)

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Virtual Camp Required Specifications

Internet speed requirements

  • 5Mbps download speed and 3Mbps upload speed (per user)
  • If using FunTech Virtual Machine at least 6Mbps download speed and 6Mbps upload speed; lower speeds will work, but the quality of the remote computer experience will deteriorate (per user)
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Minimum system requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later or OS X 10.11 or later
  • Processor: 1.5GHz or faster 
  • Memory: 2GB (2,048MB) RAM
  • Free HDD space: 2GB 
  • Hardware: keyboard, mouse, and headset with microphone

 

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Would you like FunTech to check your system?

FunTech can check your system meets the minimum requirements prior to the start of the course for £5.00 a full system check. If your machine does not meet the minimum requirements for the course a virtual machine will be required.

Please note: before booking you must ensure your internet speed is capable of operating the virtual machine (see below)

 

Your computer does not meet minimum system requirements?

Rent a Virtual Machine from FunTech for £35.00 for the duration of the course

Minimum specification for virtual machine

  • OS: Windows 10 or macOS 10.9 or later
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo or better
  • Memory: 4GB DDR3
  • Graphics requirements known as GPU (Graphics Processing Unit): Intel GMA 950 or any dedicated GPU (with the latest drivers)

FAQs

Can I use childcare vouchers to pay for camps?

Absolutely. We accept a number of childcare voucher schemes. Please see our childcare voucher page for more details.

How long are your summer camps?

Our summer camps last for 5 days, Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm (we do not offer single or 3 day camps). There is an option for early drop off (8:30am) and/or late pick up (5:30pm) each day.

Our residential camps vary slightly as we welcome students to check-in on Sunday at 5:00pm, check-out is Friday at 5:30pm. There is an option to extend your stay until Sunday at 2:30pm.

Please note: some locations’ start/end times may be vary: please check your welcome pack for specific details.

How long do children get for lunch? 

For Day and Residential Camps lunch break is 90 minutes and comes with the option for some activities. These vary from location to location, so please check the individual location page for more details.

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Post-camp learning

Make your child’s holiday camp experience last the whole year!
FunTech OnBoard is a series of weekly tech challenges designed to follow on from their tech camp experience, consolidating the new skills they have learned and continue their tech development.

Only £95 for the whole year (if booked at the same time as your camp).

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24+ Years’ Experience

Small Class Sizes

Ofsted Registered

Structured Curriculum