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AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES – CODING & ROBOTICS

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    At SCRATCHPAD everything we do is focussed on preparing youngsters for a future with endless possibilities and opportunities. They are the masters of their own destiny, but they need to have the correct set of skills and tools to shape their future.

    SCRATCHPAD programs are uniquely designed to teach core information technology content while at the same time teaching key life skills – all without feeling much like formal learning.

    Our students have great fun while they are at SCRATCHPAD – their learning feels like playing, and their progress feels like personal accomplishment. We achieve this by using “flipped learning” where the learning is student-led and collaborative. Our educators introduce concepts, and the learners are free to apply them and be creative with them. SCRATCHPAD learning is very hands-on and practical, readying students for the real world.

    WHY CODING AT A YOUNG AGE?

    LEARNING TRACKS

    CODING

    PROGRAMMING

    ROBOTICS

    ELECTRONICS

    3D DESIGN & PRINTING

    CODING / PROGRAMMING

    Computer programming might seem hopelessly complicated, but it’s actually a lot like walking–you just have to take it one step at a time!

    ROBOTICS / ELECTRONICS

    Check out the exciting world of robots with our range of fun filled and awesome projects.
    Learn more about mBots, Raspberry Pi, Arduinos and did we tell you about the 4′ feet tall Spot robot?

    3D DESIGN / PRINTING

    Take your imagination to new levels through our 3D Design and Printing course.

    COURSE PRICING

    While our short term courses and holiday programmes are priced individually, details of our After School Programmes can be found here.

    Students are placed into a level that is right for them, not necessarily based on their current age. Please feel free to come to the centre for a free trial where we can assess what level is best for your child.

    SCRATCHPAD offers both short term and long term programmes in Coding, Robotics and Electronics. While on one hand SCRATCHPAD runs regular After School Programs and on the other hand SCRATCHPAD also offers short term courses and Holiday Programs.

    AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMES

    At SCRATCHPAD everything we do is focussed on preparing youngsters for a future with endless possibilities and opportunities. They are the masters of their own destiny, but they need to have the correct set of skills and tools to shape their future. SCRATCHPAD programs are uniquely designed to teach core information technology content while at the same time teaching key life skills – all without feeling much like formal learning.

    SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMMES

    Check out our School holiday programmes offering courses in Minecraft, coding, robotics, Arduinos, Developing own websites and more.

    INCIDENTAL LEARNING

    Alongside learning about technology, SCRATCHPAD students develop other vital life skills such as:

    INCIDENTAL LEARNING

    Problem solving skills
    Negotiation skills
    Analytical thinking
    Curiosity coaching – learning how to ask inquisitive questions and to respectfully challenge the status quo
    Team work
    Confidence
    Self-esteem
    Time management
    Project management
    Business skills
    Developing new ideas, from conception to market
    Working with peers of different ages and abilities – a reflection of what real life is like
    Internet security
    How to recognise and deal with cyber bullying
    Consequences of social media use and interactions

    These are all important skills to develop, regardless of what career path a young person is headed towards. SCRATCHPAD is not just for future software developers or IT managers. SCRATCHPAD is for any child growing up in this digital age where technology is playing a larger part in our everyday lives.

    SCRATCHPAD is for the future veterinarian, chef, retail clerk, athlete, lawyer, doctor, sales manager, fitness trainer, dental hygienist – you name it, technology plays a role in everything we do. And so do the skills that surround it.

    To really see how SCRATCHPAD can help your child grow into a leader of tomorrow, please book a time to visit us and have a free trial.

    TECHDROPS

    At SCRATCHPAD we believe in introducing young people to industry thought leaders as young as possible, where appropriate.

    TechDrops are seminars and conferences that we run, led by industry leaders and technology professionals in the corporate world. They are a great opportunity for children to learn about different career paths, discover where technology studies might take them, explore and ask questions in a safe, creative environment.

    WHAT PARENTS TELL US

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    Scratchpad has given our daughter Patricia a platform to learn and explore the world of coding. Coding has given Patricia the opportunity to do more analysis, learn logic, and experience success as well as failures.

    Raymund

    Parent

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    Tomas is enjoying his virtual Scratchpad lessons. After each week’s lesson, he is excited to tell us the new concepts and skills he’s learnt. We’ve enjoyed seeing the results of his efforts and have been impressed with the projects he has made. Many thanks for all your work.

    Craig

    Parent

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    SCRATCHPAD gives Alex the chance to develop skills that he does not get the chance to learn elsewhere. I also value the communication about his progress. A big thank you to the Scratchpad Team, for all your work!

    Natalie

    Parent

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    My Children throughly enjoyed the SCRATCHPAD experience. It encourages 'thinking outside the square', and the benefits from doing so could be seen to improve reading, writing and mathematics at school.

    Debra

    Parent

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    Pieter had a great time at SCRATCHPAD and he learned a lot. The best thing is that he came home asking to attend another class. SCRATCHPAD did a great job at helping to foster his interest in developing his programming skills.

    Karen

    Parent

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    We would like to take this opportunity to thank the inventors of SCRATCHPAD in giving our kids a fantastic opportunity to broaden their horizons in technology. We are so pleased as parents and would highly recommend for kids to explore this educational tool.

    Andrew and Ivy Bardey

    Parent

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    We really appreciate the idea of introducing coding as a game for younger generation. Now my daughter’s view on games has changed from playing to coding. We find the course at SCRATCHPAD is very informative and creating a good future for children.

    Kasturi Chander

    Parent

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    Both our kids have really enjoyed SCRATCHPAD. Its great to find an outside school activity that they are excited about and at the same time can learn so much from Many thanks for all your work,Many thanks for all your work,Many thanks for all your work,

    Anne

    Parent

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    Will has learnt so much, so quickly, as the SCRATCHPAD programme is very intuitive and fun to use. I never thought coding was so much fun. The thing I really like about SCRATCHPAD is the positive learning environment – the small classes, enthusiastic and knowledgeable teachers. It has been a great investment in the future.

    Alistair

    Parent

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    DATE AND TIME

    SCRATCHPAD programs are run all year long:

    School term: after school and on Saturday/Sunday mornings
    School holidays: choose from a wide range of programs.

    Please contact us for the dates and times of upcoming SCRATCHPAD programs.