School holiday program ACMI Presents

Young Coders

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About the workshop

Kids learn the basics of programming, using visual programming software to learn coding and how to make a game.

Code and computer science are considered the new language of the world and gaming is emerging as a skill for the future with wide-ranging applications in various fields.

In this three day interactive workshop, kids will learn about the design and programming that form the building blocks of game development and coding.

Give your child an understanding of scripting or traditional programming, using a  visual approach to game development and design. Using the popular scratch software, this beginner's workshop will also explore game design and other approaches to game development.

Kids will also get a chance to explore the popular game software Minecraft, completing building challenges that encourage problem solving and team based cooperative skills. Learning how to code builds confidence and creativity and provides the tools to create a world of limitless possibilities, where kids can create their own paths and solutions in their own way.

Are you a young female interested in coding and games development? We have one scholarship available for this workshop. Find out more here

For ticket enquiries email Public.Programs@acmi.net.au

Session times

Children must have basic computer literacy and mouse skills, and will require access to a valid email address to sign up for Scratch. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Parents do not need to attend the workshop - children are fully supervised at all times. Children will need to bring a packed lunch, as this is not provided in the cost of the workshop. In the event of cancellation, ticket holders are notified directly and a full refund is provided. Recommended for kids aged 9-14. Workshop runs from 10am - 4pm daily.