Code for Kids 3.0 ran for 5 weeks at BYC during June and July 2014. Exploring Senses artists facilitated teaching young people aged 8-12yrs coding basics using Raspberry Pi mini computers and MIT Scratch animation software.
The 5 x 2.5hr sessions were embedded into the BYC junior sessions for ages 8-12yrs. This helped ensure that numbers were consistent on a weekly basis. The sessions dates for Code for Kids 3.0 were;
Thursday 5th, 12th, 19th, and 26th June and Thursday 10th July.
The sessions were very popular with the young people. Some had already started to use Scratch in school, for others it was a new experience. Exploring Senses artist Louis d’Aboville was to hand to provide lots of one to one and small group learning experiences with his vast knowledge of computer science (programming/coding).
The young people created some very funny animation games, and all expressed an interest to attend more Code for Kids sessions.
During the last session we brought in the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset. This was a real treat for the young people to experience cutting edge digital technology and went down a storm. Check out the film below;