Our free creative computing courses run in London are designed for social groups that aren’t represented enough in the tech sector. Using interactive and engaging coding projects, students learn practical skills in problem solving, creativity and computational thinking. But more importantly, they develop the confidence in their abilities that they need to dream big.
We run classes at Imperial's campuses in Kensington and White City. They are for children aged 10-15 and currently run for ten weeks on Saturdays for an hour and a half. Students work through creative computing activities with the help of a team of instructors (current university students studying STEM subjects) we also encourage students to work together on their projects. Many of our students use our classes for the skills section of their Duke of Edinburgh Awards, and some go on to take GCSE Computing.
Students are introduced to key topics and begin immediately applying what they’re learning through mini activities - building confidence in their coding vocabulary.
Students move step-by-step through the creation of animations, games and applications from scratch, applying their knowledge in a variety of practical scenarios.
Students are given a coding challenge brief and some suggestions - the rest is up to them. They can be as imaginative as they like, while using the skills they've learned.
Our free courses in London (South Kensington and White City) are open children attending state-funded schools or private schools with a bursary. Once you have booked a place we will provide you with more details regarding the class location and anything else you need to know. Computers are provided and students receive a certificate for each term they attend.
September: Saturday 23rd, 30th
October: Saturday 7th, 14th (Half term 21st, 28th - No class)
November: Saturday 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th
December: Saturday 2nd, 9th