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CODE4FUN Winter Coding Challenge: Winners & Projects

CODE4FUN Winter Coding Challenge: Winners & Projects

CODE4FUN Winter Coding Challenge results are here: our Winners and their Projects

We are very proud to be announcing the winners of our second Winter Coding Challenge. This semester we saw 238 of our 1000 students step up to the task, and competition was certainly fierce.

The theme was out of this world – literally! Utilising the skills they learned in our classes, students created games and stories based on the theme ‘Life in Space’.

We are pleased to see an increase of 120 participants from last year’s Christmas Coding Challenge, which received entries from 118 of our students.

Submissions are judged on execution, but also on creativity. Digital literacy skills are crucial for kids growing up in a world that is being reshaped by technology. At CODE4FUN, we also prioritise developing creativity and presentation skills. These skills are valuable in any context; whether it be school, future careers, or simply helping kids to build confidence and learn to capture their imagination.

By engaging in our challenges students continue to build and showcase these skills, and teaching staff are able to monitor their progress. The increasing quality of work that we are seeing submitted is a testament to the effectiveness of such challenges in both motivating kids, and helping our teaching staff to track their individual process.

They also have a great time doing it, as is reflected in the booming popularity! If your child has missed out or can’t wait to get stuck into it again – don’t fret! We will be holding another coding challenge in second semester, and invite all the students to take part in the fun.

In the meantime, we encourage you to take a look at the excellent work produced by our students this semester: https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3656108/projects/

We wanted to highlight the five projects that got the main awards:

1. The first place Excellence in Programming Award. Coders Of The Year

Cooper Heriot

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/161215564/

2. The second place Excellence in Programming Award

Mateo Smith

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/150919081/

3. The third place Excellence in Programming Award

Finn Howard

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/152699064/

4. The fourth place Excellence in Programming Award

Conrad Borg

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/134250657/

5. The fifth place Excellence in Programming Award

Hans Heuer

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/153181417/

 

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Learn to Code and Build Your Own Games During Winter School Holidays

Spring School Holiday Coding Camps

One-Day Coding Camps for Y2 – Y12 Students in Mosman and Chatswood.

Y2 – Y6 students will develop their coding skills and build their own computer games using Scratch.

Y7 – Y12 Students will learn the fundamentals of computer programming in a visual context using Processing as a programming language.

Each student will take home their projects developed during the camp, which can be published online or shared with family and friends.

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Beginners Coding Camps

Are great for Primary school students, who want to build their coding skills from Scratch. Students from Y2 to Y6 with no previous experience are welcome. We will use Scratch programming language that allows to build amazing project from the very first minute.

Advanced Coding Camps: NEW PROGRAM

Are perfect for experienced Y2 – Y6 students, who would like to take their coding skills to the next level and create more complex projects in Scratch. Advanced Camp is ideal in conjunction with Beginners Coding Camp.

NOTE: This is the all new program, so if your children have done camps with us before – they are also welcome to enrol.

If you want to book your child Y2-Y6 child in for two days – feel free to book them in any Beginners and Advanced coding camps.

Pro Coding Camp

Is designed for High School students, who want to make a next step after using drag & drop environments like Scratch / Stencyl / Snap. Students will use Processing as a programming language, which is built on the Java language, but uses a simplified syntax, hence makes it easier to transition to a text-based programming.

Enrol now and let your children learn to code:

Where

Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman NSW & Dougherty Community Centre, Chatswood

When

3 July (Monday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

4 July (Tuesday, Chatswood) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

4 July (Tuesday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced Coding Camp

5 July (Wednesday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Pro Coding Camp

6 July (Thursday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

7 July (Friday, Mosman) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced Coding Camp

Fee

One-day camp fee is $100 per student per day. The fee must be paid upfront.

Laptops

We provide all our students with laptops, however if your children are willing to bring their own device – they are very welcome. Both Windows and Apple laptops are OK.

Lunch

Please pack your child’s lunch box & water bottle.

We will have three breaks during a day, so students will be able to have some rest from computers.

Enrolment and Payment

In order to enrol, please use the online enrolment form and online payment by clicking on the buttons below:

Please do not hesitate to email us info@code4fun.com.au if you have any questions.

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See you all very soon.

CODE4FUN Team

 

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Learn To Code This Easter School Holidays: Enrol Now In One Day Coding Camps in Mosman & Erskineville

Coding Classes in Balgowlah

Learn To Code This Easter School Holidays: CODE4FUN offers all new coding camps curriculum where Beginners and Advanced students learn to code and build their own computer games, animations and interactive stories using Scratch. These one-day coding camps are ideal for Y2 – Y6 school students with active imagination and a passion for all things digital.

The learning process is based on fun, discovery and collaboration. We will encourage children to expand their creative thinking and problem solving skills during this programming adventure. Our professional tutors create a project based approach adapted to your child’s needs and experience.

There will be two types of camps:

  • Beginners Coding Camps
  • Advanced Coding Camps

Beginners Coding Camps

Are great for anyone who wants to build their coding skills from Scratch. Students from Y2 to Y6 with no previous experience are welcome.

Advanced Coding Camps

Are perfect for experienced Y2 – Y6 students, who would like to excel their coding skills further and create more complex projects. Advanced Camps are ideal in conjunction with Beginners Coding Camp.

This is a new program, so if your children have done Advanced camps with us before – they are also welcome to enrol into this camp again.

If you want to book your child in for two days – feel free to book them in any Beginners and Advanced coding camps.

Each student will take home their own Scratch account (accessible anywhere using student username and password) with projects developed during the camp, which can be published online and shared with family and friends.

Enrol now and let your children learn to code.

Where & When

Week 1, Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman, NSW

10 April (Monday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

11 April (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

12 April (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

13 April (Thursday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced Coding Camp

Week 2, Erskineville Public School, Erskineville, NSW

18 April (Tuesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

19 April (Wednesday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced Coding Camp

20 April (Thursday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Beginners Coding Camp

21 April (Friday) 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Advanced Coding Camp

Fee

One-day camp fee is $100 per student per day. The fee must be paid upfront.

Laptops

We provide all our students with laptops, however if your children are willing to bring their own device – they are very welcome. Both Windows and Apple laptops are OK.

Lunch

Please pack your child’s lunch box & water bottle.

We will have three breaks during the day, so students will be able to have some rest from computers.

Please do not hesitate to email us info@code4fun.com.au if you have any questions.

See you all very soon.

CODE4FUN Team

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CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge: Winners, Prizes & Projects 

CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge

Let us share the results of our very first CODE4FUN Christmas Coding Challenge here: name the winners, post their projects so you can check them out, and thank our parters from Sphero, who helped us with the prizes.

First of all, there were 118 projects submitted for the Challenge out of our 1,000 students from all our 14 schools and venues around Sydney. That was definitely more than we expected. What an incredible number of participants!

All projects were absolutely amazing, and it was not an easy job to choose the winner. All our teachers were involved in assessing students’ works. There were two main criteria that we judged on: creativity and execution. Although, initially we planned to have only one main prize, we ended up with four main prizes and over 100 other prizes as there were so many great projects that deserved recognition.

Finally, three different Sphero robots, one Lenovo tablet, around 30 Google Virtual Reality Cardboards and over 70 Headphones were delivered to the winners and participants.

You all are very welcome to check out all the submitted projects using the following link to our Christmas Challenge Studio 2017:

https://scratch.mit.edu/studios/3560525/

We wanted to highlight the four projects that got the main awards:

1. The first place Excellence in Programming Award. Coders Of The Year

Elan and Jesse Blaustein, Bellevue Hill Public School 

Project name: Press The Button Quiz

Project Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/130438366/

2. The second place Excellence in Programming Award

Finn Howard, Birchgrove Public School

Project Name: Elf Simulator

Project Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/130023716/

3. The third place Excellence in Programming Award

Charlotte Watton, Mosman Art Gallery

Project Name: My Christmas

Project Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/130254666/

4. The fourth place Excellence in Programming Award

Dylan Tazawa-Lim, Mosman Art Gallery

Project Name: Christmas is coming, Presents are falling

Project Link: https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/96503737/

 

Due to a huge popularity of our Christmas Coding Challenge, we have decided to run the next Coding Challenge in Term 1, 2017. This is a great way to encourage our students to create software projects themselves, and it is also the best way for our teachers to see what students have learned during our lessons.

P.S. For those students who missed the last lessons, but were selected amongst the winners, please do not worry, your prizes are safe and will be given to you during the first lessons in Term 1.

We wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2017.

 

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