School holiday coding program available for Redlands kids

Photo: Jacquie Manning
Photo: Jacquie Manning

FORGET folding origami or perfecting circus tricks – Redlands kids can get busy these school holidays coding iPhone apps.

Three-day courses are being hosted at Gumdale State School and Ormiston College by Code Camp for children keen to learn how to make their own programs, not just play them.

Code Camp is on a mission to create 200,000 coders by 2020 through their holiday camps and in-school and after school programs.

Children from as young as seven can learn how to build their own app at either of the Redlands schools, with older kids schooled on Java Script and augmented reality at Ormiston College.

Courses offered are suited to different abilities and are priced from $349 per student.

Kids are dropped off for classes running from 9am to 3:30pm. 

Code Camp’s Hayley Markham said it was great to see children learning about coding.

“We have seen an increase in the number of enrolments in our camps as parents are beginning to realise that coding is an important skill to equip their children with to provide them with more opportunities in the future,” she said.

For more information about Code Camp, visit here.