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Code & Invent with micro:bit Block Editor, Levels 1 & 2, 23-27 Oct Holiday...

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Saturday Kids @ City Hall

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1 North Bridge Road, #11-04

Singapore, Singapore 179094

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Learn to code with code blocks & invent actual gadgets with your own micro-computer!

How does a traffic light know when to turn green? By the end of this course, kids are not only introduced to important programming concepts via a gentle visual programming interface, they will also understand how everyday objects are a mix of both hardware & software & go on to create their very own inventions. The possibilities are ENDLESS!

Keepin' it Short & Snappy
  • For kids ages 7-13
  • Mon-Fri 3h 15mins /day (16 hours in total)
  • Coding + Hands-On
  • No experience necessary
  • Visual coding interface: Perfect for younger kids
  • Continue the Learning: Take home your micro:bit


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"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us." - Joanne, Parent



This is a BBC micro:bit.

micro:bit

It's a "pocket-sized micro-computer" designed by BBC for computer education in the UK that allows kids to create super cool inventions.
This is Block Editor.


Kids are introduced to a popular programming language that's widely used in all fields, to create their own...

micro:bit micropython display message

Message Display - S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y-K-I-D-S!

micro:bit sheep counter

Electronic Sheep Counter!

micro:bit micropython reaction time game
A Handheld Game that times how fast your reaction is!


Kids learn not only to code, but to apply their new found programming superpowers on a variety of real world projects. This all culminates in an unstructured problem solving case where, with a'lil creativity & good ol' elbow grease, kids help their teacher design & invent solutions to solve common problems a teacher always faces.


Oh! The Stuff you'll learn!
  1. What's a micro:bit & Block Editor
  2. Understanding & Flashing the micro:bit
  3. Repitition & Sequences to display your digital pattern
  4. This way up! Sensing with the accelerometer
  5. Variables: Store & keep the score
  6. Game & Music Blocks
  7. Create your own projects
  8. Share & Present!


Life Skills Learnt
  • Logical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Design Thinking
  • Presentation Skills




Pedagogy

No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime. Let's get kids to learn how to learn.
Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make meaningful impact.


Parents love us

"...and for the first time he is not running to play other people's creations but his own... I am absolutely delighted in the 'mindset' change in my son's attitude." - Emma, Parent


"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it's fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son." - Rachel, Parent


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Got more questions on this course of awesomeness?

Read our FAQ section below!
Call us & we'll call you back! +65 3163 5385
Email us! hello@saturdaykids.com


Frequently Asked Questions

1. My child is new to computers & programming. Will he/she be able to follow?

The micro:bit Block Editor is perfect for beginners because the visual interface helps kids to understand programming concepts without the hassle and distraction of typing & learning the “right words” to type.


2. My child is younger than 7. Can he/she join?

The micro:bit with Block Editor workshop is recommended for 7-13 year olds. If your child is below 7, please check out Little Ones Can Programme with BeeBot and Scratch Junior.


3. My child is in the range of ages 10-13. Should he/she join the microPython or Block Editor workshops?

If your child is completely new to programming or is not proficient in the use of the keyboard, we recommend Block Editor as it would ease him/herinto the idea of programming.
If your child is confident in using the keyboard to type code, microPython.



4. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We’ll provide all equipment and materials, but you may want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry. If your child is joining the full day camp, we recommend bringing packed lunches.


Please note:

  • This camp will proceed with a minimum of 4 tickets sold. We will inform you in advance if the camp is cancelled. Refunds will be made accordingly. Unless otherwise notified, the camp will go ahead.
  • We will be filming and taking photographs of the children in our workshop. By registering a child's attendance at this camp, parents/guardians grant Saturday Kids a perpetual licence to use the student's work, photographs or videos of the student, and other materials for purposes such as publicising or promoting our workshops/events and the students’ accomplishments on Saturday Kids' website or on our partners' websites.
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