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More Javascript and Twine

This Saturday at 4:00pm we’ll be continuing with the Javascript we started last week. We had a great introduction about what the language can do and what a Javascript program looked like and this week we’ll be digging deep into variables, data types and some important fundamentals. This will be followed by the Roblox Advanced […]

Space Junk, lots of Tech and a brand new Javascript class

This Saturday we’ll holding our final Scratch class of this season at 4:00pm, one called Space Junk, which I believe might be the first time we’re doing this project. It’s a good one to end the course with, as it brings together a number of concepts learnt in a fun way and means everyone has […]

Clone Wars, Roblox, WordPress, Alexa and much more

This Saturday at 16:00 we’ll be running our penultimate Scratch session of this term, a session called Clone Wars where the class will be creating a shoot-em-up using all the things they have learnt in Scratch so far. As with all our sessions, it’s great fun with lots to learn. At 17:00 we’ll be continuing […]

Dodgeball, Roblox and Cybersecurity

This Saturday, we’ll be running our Scratch class as usual at 16:00. This week we’ll be following a project called Dodgeball, which involves creating a platform-based game, complete with obstacles and baddies. It’s good fun, and the class is bound to learn lots of new things. This will be followed by Advanced Roblox Scripting at […]

Flappy Parrot and more Roblox

This Saturday at 4:00pm the Scratch group will be working on an old favourite: Flappy Parrot! It’s a take on the famous Flappy Bird game, but using Scratch. The project uses collision detection, simulates a physics engine and cloning as a way of instantiating new objects through the lifetime of game. They’re concepts we’ve introduced in […]

Welcome to 2018 – Starting with a Memory Game

Welcome to 2018, a New Year and one in which we’d love to get everyone coding! We’re starting this year with the continuation of our Scratch class, which is now half-way through the sessions we have prepared. Last week the class put together a boat race and we still have a number of handouts available. […]

Boat Race and getting ready for 2018

We’re getting ready for our last Scratch session of the year, a project called Boat Race. In this session we start using Scratch to introduce game mechanics, creating a race against a clock complete with obstacles and power-ups. Like the previous Scratch projects it’s lots of fun and a great way to learn to code. […]

Scratching out a Paint Box and lots more

This Saturday the Scratch class will be building a Paint Box. It’s the next in our series and introduces the concept of cross-object communication. Each of our Scratch lessons builds on the previous one and introduces new ideas. It’s all done in a gentle way, and Code Club students are introduced to how to program […]

Get your computer chatting .. and let’s make some stuff!

Last week the Scratch team built a great Ghostbusters projects and we have more of the same this week.  Our Scratch session this Saturday will be dedicated to building a Chatbot. This introduces our class to decision trees and does so in a fun way. They will be using a sprite with multiple costumes which […]

Catching Ghosts, more Roblox and getting in the spirit

This Saturday at 4:00pm we’ll be running one of our favourite Scratch classes: Ghostbusters! It starts introducing our young students to the concept of game mechanics (which some of them already understand really well) and how Scratch can be used to build games. It’s also a great introduction to User Interaction (UX) and shaping a […]