FROM unicorns and fairies to zombies and aliens, the sky is the limit for local students who will create their own interactive worlds at three-day coding workshops during the school holidays.
Three different Code Camp programs catering for beginner, intermediate and advanced skill levels will be run at Ormiston College on April 8, 9 and 10 and at Sheldon College on April 16, 17 and 18.
The Spark program, run at both schools, is open to students aged between seven and 12, and sees students learning to build their own game which can be played on iOS, Android or online.
Augmented reality projects computer-generated images onto real world objects and is used in Snapchat filters and in the mobile game Pokemon Go.
A Sheldon College spokesperson said coding helped students develop skills including creative thinking, problem-solving and teamwork.
"These are essential skills and capabilities that our students must possess as they will be designing and creating their future careers and their world where we live and work," the spokesperson said.
"Data trends and analysis of future workforce skills indicate that STEM based skills including computational thinking and coding are essential to prepare our students for the future world of work.
Code Camp's Hayley Markham said had seen increasing interest from girls wanting to learn how to code.
"Computer engineering is still a male-dominated industry with three out of five computer engineers being male," she said.
"However, we've seen an increase in the number of girls attending our camps, and they're coming up with some amazing ideas.
"I'm hoping by starting young we can help to shape the future of girls and coding."
Each program costs $349 for three days.
Programs will run from 9am to 3.30pm each day.
Tickets and more information at codecamp.com.au/
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