STEAM Kids

While Python, Java and C++ are greatly in demand, they’re tricky programming languages to start out with when you’re young. Our STEAM KID programme introduces young students to a simple form of coding that will form a strong foundation for their later studies.

 

Starting young in coding has been proven to bring about success. Learning the hallmarks of the software and developing the kind of logical thinking needed while the brain is still supple is highly likely to give students an advantage when they want to take on more challenging projects later on.

 

Using tiny handheld computers called Mircrobits, students will work on some exciting projects making robots, games and music players. They’ll be amazed what recognisable devices they can produce when shown by our passionate teachers.

Students will also be able to take away their very own Microbit and hopefully be inspired to keep practicing their coding at home.

 

Alongside coding, students will take part in workshops developing their knowledge and application of Maths, Science and Engineering. From data science to aerospace and nuclear physics to genetics, there are an incredible number of real-world opportunities for STEM. Our teachers have designed fun activities to introduce these links.

 

To complete STEAM, arts workshops intersperse our programme to help students become articulate and expressive. Though they’ll progress as coders, they’ll also grow into excellent communicators.

No prior coding experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this programme:
  • Students must be between the age 8 and 12 at start of programme
  • Students must have a strong understanding of English
  • The programme is open to both boys and girls
  • Students should be familiar with basic IT skills such as using a web browser, an office suite and saving files.

STEAM KID workshops run from 08:30 am with pick-up around 4:30 pm. Find out more about our programme schedules here. We ask that students bring their own lunch.

STEAM KID workshops:

  • Small teaching groups of no more than 10 per teacher
  • Passionate and supportive teachers
  • The opportunity to develop highly in-demand coding skills from a young age
  • Fun activities that challenge and delight students
  • Regular breaks
  • Arts and outdoor activities to help students grow into rounded individuals
  • The chance to make friends with similar interests

STUDENTS SHOULD BE DROPPED OFF AT KIRKHAM GRAMMAR SCHOOL BETWEEN 08:00 AND 08:30 HRS AND COLLECTED AT 16:30 HRS. THERE IS THE FACILITY TO EXTEND THIS COLLECTION TIME UP TO 18:00PM BUT THIS WILL INCUR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

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  • There is the facility to extend the collection time up to 18:00 but this will incur an additional charge
  • Students must come with a packed lunch