We spent a brilliant day at the York Mumbler Piglets weekend. It was great to be invited to the Market Place event. We passionately believe that giving children access to technology, software and hardware – in a safe and secure environment – is beneficial for every child’s long term development. We are not just talking about the little kids, we take children from 8 to 18 years. Here a just a few of the wonderful testimonials we received after our recent summer club.
“Just a quick note to say what a great time my 9 year old daughter had last week at the York Maker Hub. I was very impressed with how much she learnt about computer coding over the 3 days she there. She loved the fact that she could both make the machines and program them. She even came back after a full day with you and did some more coding! I am looking forward to receiving the animated cards that she has now learned to program!
We help children to learn how to write code. They might create an animated game in Scratch, learn how to write script code in Python and operate a waving pumpkin with a Raspberry P: the play involves lots of wires!
“Our daughter thoroughly enjoyed her time at York Maker Hub and with your assistance learnt new coding skills that she is keen to continue improving. She says she ‘really liked finding out how to build and blow things up in minecraft using Python code’. As a working parent I also particularly appreciated the availability of being able to drop her off early at 8.15, which helped me enormously. It was great that the club is able to cater for slightly older children, is tailored to each individual’s interests and is able to stretch and teach them invaluable skills through having fun. We will recommend you to friends and will certainly be back for more. Thank you.”
(Mrs H child age 12)
With us the children can get hands on with technical equipment they may not normally have access to. We use many different programmable medium such as:
Crumble Micro controller
Lego Mindstorm EV3
All technical hardware is provided and each child is encouraged to use their imagination. But writing computer code is only half of the project. Your child can also learn how to connect electronic circuits to micro controllers and make a robotic vehicle that follows a line. Or a remote Lego Mindstrom EV3 ambush vehicle that likes to ambush hands. With the correct hardware and support there is lots for children to do and learn at York Maker Hub.
Don’t miss out on your next opportunity to join the fun at York Maker Hub –
Out of School Maker Hub – Half Term – Huntington School 24th to 28th October 2016.
After School Code Hubs – these hubs focus more on improving the childs coding ability.
• Primary School Code Hubs – Scratch and Crumble Micro Controller
• High School Code Hubs – BBC Micro:bit and Raspberry Pi
Check www.yorkmakerhub.com for more after school code hub details.
Home Schooling/Educator – 3 hour session and whole day sessions available please contact Catherine directly.
For more information about York Maker hub please check out our website at www.yorkmakerhub.com or telephone Catherine on 07821841040.
For a chance to win 1 of 5 a free days with York Maker Hub this Half Term (worth £30 each) just contact me and tell me the answer to the following question:
Around home many computer programming languages are in the world? (Hint – you might want to check the york maker hub website to help you with the answer!)
For another 3 chances to win, like and share the York Mumbler FACEBOOK post about York Maker Hub, Retweet the York Maker Hub TWITTER post and like the INSTAGRAM photo.
Competition closes at Midnight on Saturday 15th October, winners will be contacted within 2 days.