Learn to code with code blocks & invent actual gadgets with your own micro-computer

How does a traffic light know when to turn green? By the end, kids are not only introduced to important programming concepts in a gentle visual programming interface, they will understand how everyday objects are a mix of both hardware & software & go on to create their very own inventions. The possibilities are ENDLESS!

For Kids aged 7-13

πŸ™Œ Coding + Hands-On

πŸ‘Ά No experience necessary

πŸŽ† Visual Coding Interface: Perfect for younger kids

🏠 Continue the Learning: Take home your micro:bit


"My children, ages 10 & 7, found the class creative and interesting, and I was impressed by the games they managed to create. Most importantly, they're now excited by the world of programming. Highly recommended!"

πŸ˜† Maya, Parent


All you need to know!

This is a BBC micro:bit.



It's a "pocket-sized micro-computer" designed by BBC for computer education in the UK that allows you to create super cool inventions.

This is Block Editor.

Kids are introduced to a popular programming language that's widely used in all fields, to create their own...



Message Display! S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y-K-I-D-S!



Electronic Sheep Counter



A Handheld Game that times how fast your reaction is!

Kids learn not only to code, but to apply their new found programming superpowers on a variety of real world projects. This all culminates in an unstructured problem solving case where, with a'lil creativity & good ol' elbow grease, kids help their teacher design & invent solutions to solve common problems a teacher always faces.

Oh! The stuff you'll learn!

Broken down into concepts for MAXIMUM learnin'

  1. What's a micro:bit & Block Editor
  2. Understanding & Flashing the micro:bit
  3. Repetition & Sequences to display your digital pattern
  4. This way up! Sensing with the accelerometer
  5. Variables: Store & keep the score
  6. Game & Music Blocks
  7. Create your own projects
  8. Share & Present

Life Skills Learnt

Skills that last a lifetime

πŸ’­ Logical Thinking

πŸ” Problem Solving

πŸ€” Design Thinking

πŸ“ˆ Presentation Skills

πŸ“Ÿ Electronics

Pedagogy

Saturday Kids don't learn to code. They code to learn.

No lectures. No memorisation. No ONE right answer. Like real life, we're all about trying things out yourself, failing, figuring what went wrong & trying again. These are the skills & mindset that will last a lifetime and how we learn in real life. Let's get kids to learn how to learn. Because the kids who learn to learn become curious, inventive, resourceful human beings who solve real world problems to make a meaningful impact.

Testimonials

Saturday Parents ❀️ us

"My kids had a blast & came home armed with knowledge & information which they were excited to share with us."

πŸ˜ƒ Joanne, Parent

"Thank you for a wonderful and exciting enrichment program that is so much more than academics.. it’s fun but for me as a mum, an important future skill set for my son."

😍 Rachel, Parent

Your Kid will love it.

We guarantee it.

If your kid doesn't think it's the best thing ever, we'll refund the remaining classes you've yet to show up for. No questions asked.

πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘§β€πŸ‘¦ 1:8 Instructor-Student Ratio Max

βœ‹πŸΌ All equipment & materials provided.

πŸ’Œ Open Source Tools: Continue the learning at home

🏠 Take home your invention with micro:bit

Frequently Asked Questions

1. My Child is new to computers and programming. Will he/she be able to follow?

The micro:bit Block Editor is perfect for beginners because the visual interface helps to understand programming concepts without the hassle and distraction of typing & learning the β€œright words” to type.

2. My child is younger than 7. Can he/she join?

The micro:bit with Block Editor workshop is recommended for 7-13 year olds as microPython requires some proficiency with the keyboard. Sadly, having a 6 year old in the same class as a 12 year old may not result in the best learning environment. However, we do have similar block based workshops for children aged 5-6.

3. My child is in the range of ages 10-13. Should he/she join the microPython or Block Editor workshops?

If your child is completely new to programming or is not proficient in the use of the keyboard, we recommend Block Editor as it would ease him into the idea of programming.
If your child is confident in using the keyboard to type code, microPython.

4. I’ve enrolled my child, what will he/she need to bring?

We’ll provide all equipment and materials. Though you might want to bring a jacket and light snacks in case he/she gets hungry.