This May half term, StudyBox will be introducing a coding course for students. Further courses will then be made available during the summer break.
Coding is the skill of the future. It is the foundation on which websites, apps and video games are created and maintained. Put simply, through the language of coding we communicate with computers.
Learning to code might be perceived by students as a welcome diversion from academic study, but it is a great way to develop new skills. Not only is coding fun and “cool”, but there are also many benefits associated with learning to code:
Coding teaches students to confront complex problems and break them down into smaller parts. This leads to logical, computational thinking.
Instead of just using technology, through coding students put together their own vision of an app, game or website
By working together on projects, students naturally learn to collaborate and work effectively as a team, thereby developing robust work and life skills.
Of computers, it is often said that you only get out what you put in, and this is very much the case with coding. Students must communicate their requirements concisely through the language of coding for their project to be successful.
When coding, a methodical approach is essential. Students learn to map out and rigidly follow the stages of their work.
All these skills are transferrable across academic disciplines and extra-curricular activities.
According to Emsi, the student-to-employment economic specialists, Britain faces a shortage in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) skills. Coding is a skill that is very much associated with this area of learning.
Coding skills improve job prospects:
StudyBox tuition will be introducing a coding course in May half term.
Introduction to coding concepts using a variety of tools and techniques that will enhance their knowledge of coding.
What they will learn:
Learn about control and sensors while programming a robot
Learn to input commands
Create their own games
Transferrable Skills: Problem Solving, Creativity, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking.
10 am to 2 pm
Monday 27th – Thursday 30th
The course will take place at StudyBox@Kidspace Croydon
A fun introduction to coding.
Screen-free and hands-on activities to teach coding.
Learn to program a robot to perform a sequence of steps.
Children can set up fun cause and effect sequences.
Progress from off-screen activities to on-screen coding.
Create a vehicle and programme it to move and complete tasks.
Introduction to Python coding language.
1 or 2 hour Lessons
Learn how coding languages work.
Create your own code.
Linking software with hardware.
Learn how to continue working on their project after the lesson has finished.
To find out more about StudyBox coding courses and how your child can learn the skill of the future, call us on 020 3189 1442 or visit our website.
This unique setting allows us to provide students with the opportunity to combine exercise and education. As experts in English, Maths and Science tuition, at StudyBox we understand the benefits of exercise on a child’s capacity to learn.
The creation of Kidspace was a response to a lack of recreation facilities for children in the local area. The owners maintain that play should be challenging and fun, a mantra that sits perfectly with the StudyBox approach to education. We like to challenge our students while doing everything possible to create a relaxed and inspirational environment.
So, the perfect partnership between recreation and education was born. The StudyBox centre at Kidspace is open weekdays from 4-6pm and on Saturday mornings. There is free car parking, and for those using public transport, the centre is on a busy bus route.
The added bonus for students attending our Croydon centre is that they also get one hour of free play time before or after their class. A report published in PubMed Central (PMC) found that the ability to focus attention is improved among children who participate in physical activities. Having a tuition centre inside an indoor adventure playground must, then, be a win-win!
StudyBox first opened in March 2015. We take great care to hire a wide range of enthusiastic tutors who can adapt to the different learning styles and abilities of students. Close relationships with local schools are also key to serving local communities effectively.
We follow the national curriculum, guiding students through 11+ exams and GCSEs, and helping them transition from year to year throughout their education. StudyBox is proud of its achievements so far.
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