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FREE Coding Workshops

Tuesday 30th October to Thursday 1st November 2018

@ Viper Innovations Ltd, 45 Martingale Way, Portishead, BS20 7AW

Sponsored by
Viper Innovations Ltd

 

We have put together three days of FREE Halloween-themed workshops for schoolchildren during the October half-term.

Coding workshops overview

Tues 30th Create a spooky ‘Day of the Dead’ story in Scratch
Weds 31st Make a Zombie Minecraft game in Scratch
Thurs 1st Learn to code with the micro:bit and make a spooky game

The Workshops

The Workshops will take place at Viper Innovations Ltd in Portishead and run from 10:00am – 12 noon.

Children under 12 need to be accompanied by an adult or can be left by completing a consent form at the start of the session.

Select the workshops you wish your child to attend and reserve a place. Spaces are limited.

Create a spooky ‘Day of the Dead’ story in Scratch
(Tuesday 30th)

Day of the dead Scratch project
Photo credit @Pixer (characters)

In this workshop you will learn how to use the characters from the Coco Pixar movie and use then in your Scratch project. The story is based on the ‘Day of the Dead’ celebration in Mexico. You will be creating your own story by animating the characters to bring them to life!

Please note: you will need to bring your own laptop with the Scratch software already installed.
Scratch is a free to download.

Age group: 8+

Time: 10:00am – 12:00 noon

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Make a Minecraft ‘zombies’ game in Scratch
(Wednesday 31st)

Make a Minecraft game in Scratch
Photo credit @ Mojang (Background and characters)

Scratch is a programming language designed for children to learn the basics of computer science. It has a ‘drag and drop’ interface which makes it accessible to children.

You will make your own Minecraft zombies game. Choose from your favourite Minecraft characters or draw your own, animate them and add levels of complexity to your game.

Bring a laptop with Scratch installed.
Scratch is free to download.

Age group: 8+

Time: 10:00am – 12 noon

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Learn to program the micro:bit and create a spooky game
(Thursday 1st)

Start coding with the microbit

The micro:bit is an electronic device brought to us by the BBC to introduce children to coding.

In this workshop you will learn how to program the micro:bit and how interact with your code. You will make your own spooky game and play it with your friends.

Just bring a fully-charged laptop.
micro:bits will be provided.

Age group: 8+

Time: 10:00am – 12 noon

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