Little Heroes

Ages: 5 - 6

Days: 2

Creative and educational fun for our littlest coders aged 5-6. Little Heroes is one of our most popular camps aimed to introduce the basic concepts of coding in an interactive and engaging way.

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Brand new for 2020

More than 30,000 kids have completed Little Heroes in the four years since its inception in 2016 and we’ve taken all of the parent, child and staff feedback on board to create a brand new experience for 2020. Been before? Your child will absolutely love the new Little Heroes.

Join the quest!

Calling all coding pioneers, are you ready to embark on a voyage of discovery to learn all about logic, problem-solving and teamwork? Our new treasure-hunt format is so much fun, the kids won’t realise they’re learning important skills along the way - no experience necessary!

Less than 50% screentime

We get it, you don’t want your kids to be buried in their iPads the whole time during the school holidays - and neither do we! That’s why the new Little Heroes proudly features less than 50% screentime! We ditch the digital devices to get hands-on with fun challenges and activities.

Action Packed Days

10:15 AM
9:30 AM
9:00 AM
8:30 AM
Day One
Introduction

It’s time for the kids to get acquainted with their new classmates, instructors and their surroundings.

Check In & Play

Look out for our friendly staff who will sign your child in for the day. It's outdoor time until lessons kick off!

The Fun Continues

Kids can catch up with their new friends and we learn about what’s in store for the day ahead.

What is a loop?

Now we’re going to do the ‘Loopy Dance’, followed by some insightful iPad based learning about how important loops are in coding.

Big Buttons

This physical exercise teaches kids about ‘events’ - “When I do this, then you do that” = When I turn around, then you stomp your feet.

Day Two
Computer Safety Exercise

This teacher led discussion encourages children to discuss ideas on how to stay safe online, and what to do if they see something that upsets them.

Left & Right

Why is direction so important in code? Let’s find out with a high-energy dancing game!

10:45 AM
Air Time

Some time for the kids to be in the playground, play with their new friends and have a bite to eat.

Think, Pair, Share - What is Code?

Coding is everywhere in today’s world. Let’s look at how it affects everyday objects we surround ourselves with.

What is a programmer?

We’ll play a fun game where we have to teach each other how to perform tasks in a language a computer would understand.

Refuel

We're big fans of outdoor fun too! Depending on the venue we'll have some handball and soccer games, or make use of other school equipment (skipping ropes, balls etc.).

What is an Algorithm?

It’s time for Blue-Bot’s first appearance! He’s our friendly coding robot that teaches us about algorithms.

Testing Our Games

Coding is all about trial and error. It’s time for students to evaluate their games and share with the class.

Problem Solving - The Tallest Tower

More teamwork! The challenge is to build the highest tower using just matchsticks.

Medal Ceremony

Before we say goodbye, we go over everything we’ve learned over the past two days. Kids are also given a Code Camp medal to recognise their progress!

1:20 PM
2:00 PM
Let's Code Our Own 'Flappy Bird' Game!

Coding is everywhere in today’s world. Let’s look at how it affects everyday objects we surround ourselves with.

Pick Up Time

We'll be outside from 3:30 PM, ready for parents to us pick up before 4:00 PM.

Problem Solving - Matchstick Structure

Using only matchsticks, can you build a structure strong enough to hold a book? Let’s build and test to find out!

3:30 PM
to
4:00 PM
2:30 PM
Conditionals

Also known as ‘IF statements’, these instruct computers to make decisions based on variables.

11:50 AM
12:40 PM
11:15 AM

What's included?

Little Heroes Workbook
Code Camp Hat
Code Camp T-Shirt
Code Camp Medal

Action-Packed Days

From the second your child steps through the door at Code Camp to the moment they leave, they’ll be surrounded by like-minded kids and passionate staff ready to inspire your children to be creators of technology, not just consumers.

Check-In

Our camp-managers are all fully qualified primary school teachers with valid first-aid training. Look out for them wearing their orange t-shirts - they will greet you and sign your child in each day.

Day One

The adventure begins

We’ll kick things off with a quick intro to our teachers and some fun games to get to know our new classmates (soon to be new friends)!

Here’s what we’ll be covering today:

  • How to stay safe online, and what it means to use technology responsibly
  • What is coding? And how does it affect the world we live in?
  • Sequencing! How to change your ideas into computer-specific directions.
  • More activities encouraging our students to work together to solve problems.

Day Two

Levelling up

Well-rested from the previous day, we’ll do a quick recap of what we’ve learnt so far before launching into another action-packed day of coding fun!

Today is all about:

  • Solving more clues to finish our coding quest!
  • Some exciting iPad based learning.
  • Finally, a medal ceremony with the whole camp where we recognise all student achievements.

The fun doesn’t stop there!

Carry on at home with the new Little Heroes workbook

For the first time, our Little Heroes students will be given a workbook packed with a mixture of online and offline activities to complete at home to keep their brains buzzing!

This is in addition to the awesome Code Camp hat, t-shirt and medal, of course!

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