Computing Clubs

Computing Clubs

Code Club

Interested in the amazing things you can do with code? Want to find out more about the magic of programming? Then the junior Code Club is for you.

Topics vary each half term but will include: Scratch; web design; Python; Raspberry Pi and Blender.

Open to anyone in the first or second year, we meet every Monday in IT4 between 4 and 5:15. Speak to Mr Lewis or Mr Stokes to discover more.

iDEA

The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award

iDEA is a programme that helps you develop digital, enterprise and employability skills. Through a series of online challenges and events, you can win career and life enhancing badges, unlock new opportunities and, ultimately, gain industry recognised awards that help you stand out from the crowd. iDEA is about lifelong learning, for anyone who wants to develop their skills.

Discover skills you never knew you had and hone the ones you’ve already got by taking online challenges. The challenges are split into core categories, each with its own series of badges to be won – citizen, worker, maker, entrepreneur and gamer. As well as being fun, these badges will help you show off what you’ve learned and could, when the time comes, help you land the job you want.

All of this can be done in your own free time. Occasional meeting will be arranged for you to share your badges and ideas with friends.

Discover more here and speak to Mr Stokes or Mr Lewis for a group code.

All Existence is Contribution – George The Poet on iDEA from iDEA on Vimeo.

First Lego League

First Lego League is a global challenge based around real world themes. You will work together to explore a topic and to design, build and program an autonomous Lego robot to solve a series of missions. The theme changes each year. Past Challenges have been based on topics such as nanotechnology, climate, quality of life for the handicapped population, and transportation.

You will work in a team of up to 10 and have between 12 to 16 weeks to work on the challenge. The regional tournament will be held during December at the University of Kent, Canterbury. If successful, you could go on to compete in the national or even world championships.

Anyone in the first to fourth year can join but we are limited to 10 students for the competition. We meet every Wednesday lunchtime in the Innovation Centre. Watch the video to find out about the First Lego League then speak to Mr Stokes or Mr Lewis to join.

Game Development

If you want to discover how to make your own games and develop your programming skills, this is the club for you! Share ideas with your friends, learn from each other, follow tutorials and have fun experimenting.

Unity is a professional game engine used to create half the world’s games. You have all played games created with Unity. It’s now time to stop being only a consumer and start to get creative.

Game development club runs every Tuesday lunchtime in IT4 for years 3 and above. See Mr Lewis for more details.

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