Creating environments to

inspire never-ending

learning

Creative imagination

Creative technology

ABOUT POWER LEARNERS

Our mission is to provide hands-on, high-powered, integrative learning experiences for students of all ages.

You and your children are curious innovators and problem solvers. You are engaged by projects, not just learning coding, maths, communications and programming by rote. Designing, engineering and building projects from games to robots gives you the advantage in a changing and competitive world.

Learning is fun! It doesn’t require a traditional classroom or lonesome work on a computer.

POWER LEARNERS

Creating environments to inspire
never-ending learning

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.  –Mark Twain

 

THE CODING TEAM

Courses

Robots
over four Saturdays: 16 & 23 April and 7 & 14 May
9.00 – 11.00
Ages 9-12
£130 (includes cost of materials)

Build your own robot and learn how to write code to program its movements for an obstacle course showdown and time trial on the last week.  This is ideally for learners who have done some coding at school; however, we can work with students who are just starting out too. At the end of the workshops, learners will have a robot they can take home.

Game Design
over four Saturdays: 16 & 23 April and 7 & 14 May
11.00 – 1.00
Ages 12+
£130 

Make an online game that everyone can play. This workshop will use web development languages HTML, CSS and JavaScript. On top of this, the group will learn about good games design practices, how the internet works, and some advanced coding techniques. Some experience of coding is highly recommended.

Scratch Secret Agents
over four Saturdays: 16 & 23 April and 7 & 14 May
11.15 – 12.15
Ages 7-9
£65

Explore and create using advanced scratch coding. This is for students who have completed our Creative Coding workshop or have experience with Scratch from their school.

Digital Families: Family Blogging, Stop-Motion Animations and 3D Printing
Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 April
2.00 – 5.00
£130 (1 adult + 1 child)

As a family, over two days you will be supported in producing a Family Blog, which will be online and available to you to keep using after the course is over. To create your first blog post, we will explore the future technologies behind 3D printing to create your own custom designed 3D robot action figure. This family bot will then star in a family produced stop-motion animation that will be uploaded to YouTube and hosted on your blog!

Digital Families: Build a Raspberry PiPad
Saturday 7 & Sunday 8 May
2.00 – 5.00
£300 (1 adult + 1 child)

Over two days you will create a Raspberry PiPad – a tablet computer using the incredibly popular Raspberry Pi. The PiPad has working WiFi, a camera, Bluetooth, and a touchscreen. Through the creation of this PiPad you will learn the fundamentals of computer hardware, how to use the Linux operating system, and the basics of computer coding. You will take your PiPad away with you after the course is over. Before that, we will provide guidance on other projects you can do, how it can be used to support learning, and how it can be used to develop programming skills!

COURSE PHOTOS

Sniff is a beginner programming language which follows on what many of kids are learning now. Ian, our computer teacher, wrote the programme for Sniff! The site also has links to some of the projects he has done.

Check out Sniff – Click Here