Expand Your Mind with After School Programmes This Term

EXPAND YOUR MIND WITH AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMMES THIS TERM

There’s never been a better time to get your kids to learn to code than now. As term two begins the perfect way to help them unleash their creativity – and arm them with skills for the future – is through a Scratchpad after-school programme. 

SCRATCHPAD is a centre for creativity that allows kids to learn core information technology lessons, while their curiosity and imagination levels are at their peak. In this article, we’ll discuss some Scratchpad after-school courses, which introduce three unique learning paths to help your child to shape their future.

Coding/Programming

This course will delve into computer programming, and will be taught in an interactive manner by helping kids create their own exciting projects! This is a great platform for kids to open their imaginations as they create video games, come up with stories, and turn their visions into reality. Here at SCRATCHPAD, we’re passionate about transforming kids from users into creators and pioneers.

Rather than following a strict ladder of grade levels, the course is be based on the developmental level of your child. They will learn basic coding and programming, problem solving, logic, mathematics, physics, and more!

Robotics

Robotics for kids is a fun way to introduce your kids to STEM concepts that will prepare them for technological advances of the future. SCRATCHPAD’s robotic course gives your kids an opportunity to dive deep into the world of robotics. They can design, build, and program a real robot using sensors, controllers, and actuators. They will be given the proper tools and access to robotic kits with varying levels of complexity. The course will follow this structure:

–    Introduction to basic concepts of robotics

–    Creation of 2D and 3D robots

–    Familiarisation with standard components

–    Introduction of standard programming languages

–    Building and programming robotic kits

–    Creation of new robots from base components

–    Introduction to custom behaviour

Through this course, your kids will be able to acquire and develop skills such as programming, mathematics, the scientific process, problem-solving, and teamwork.

3D Printing

The 3D printing course is a new way to create and express creativity – if your kids want to learn more about designing and exporting unique 3D models, this course is perfect for them! They will be guided through a step-by-step process, learning techniques that they can apply to building complex projects. Just imagine what your kid will be able to achieve with the tools to make their creations into actual 3D models!

Learn at your own pace!

At SCRATCHPAD, we like you to step into a space where creativity knows no boundaries. Here, you can enrol your kids based on their skill level and not their age. We will provide a number of session timings to choose from for your convenience. Get in touch with us to learn more about our program modules, or book a free trial!