Code Kids Canterbury girls team triumphs at global competition
Code Kids Canterbury is celebrating being the only UK winner at worldwide competition, Minecraft Education: Earth Week 2022 Build Challenge.
Of the four Code Kids teams entered, all-girl team ‘Girls Empire’ aged 8-10, was selected as one of the winners out of 100 plus global entries.
A collaboration between The Met Office and Minecraft Education Edition, the online competition facilitated by Cobblestone Collective called for inventions to fight climate change. Well done girls! We are so proud of your achievement.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our online camps run slightly differently to our in-house camps, so you might have lots of questions. See our answers to some of your frequently asked questions below
- Protecting private information for themselves and others
- Be just as respectful towards their tutor and peer group in a virtual classroom as they would in a physical one
- Stand up to cyber-bullying when they see it happening
- Carefully manage their digital footprint
Whilst they are in the classroom, we cannot see what they have got on their individual screens unless they choose to share. We therefore ask that although the child sits in a quiet space, a responsible adult is always close by to monitor their screens from time to time.
Our online mini-camp times are different to our in-house camps. Our mini-camps are 3 hours long. However, if you feel your child could cope with a full day of learning, they can join us for a different subject in the afternoon. We have a 2 hour break between the morning and afternoon sessions, allowing the students to have lunch and some free time at home.
We have three sessions running on any given day:
- 9AM to 12PM (this is an ideal time for our younger learners as they tend to be most productive in the mornings)
- 2PM to 5PM (this session would offer a different subject to the morning session, as our mini-camps are only three hours long, giving working from home families lots of flexibility)
- 6PM to 9PM (these classes are ideal for older learners, who might be more productive in the evenings, and also for our international students in the US)
Your child will need a device to connect with us via a Zoom classroom, so at the very least, they will need:
- a computer or an iPad with Zoom installed (for most courses, either one will work, but some courses may be iPad only or Computer only)
- a quiet space to work, away from background noise or distractions (siblings or television/radio)
- if you have two siblings joining the camp, they will also need to be in separate rooms
- perhaps some writing material to take any notes. Most notes from the tutor will be sent to the students at the end of the class
The Game Design course is iPad /tablet only.
The Virtual Reality course experience is better on a iPad/tablet. If you are using a computer, we would recommend having a smart phone to view your world.
Scratch Coding, Roblox Coding, Advanced Game Development, Mobile App Development, Python Coding all require a computer.
Every Code Kids coach who works with our children has an enhanced DBS check and has had child safeguarding training. The safety of the children in our care is our highest priority. Every camp also has at least one adult with paediatric first aid training. We do also have excellent staff:pupil ratios.
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