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Published December 14th 2018
Is your child passionate about science and technology?
Aerobotics Global
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Is your child passionate about science and technology? It is easy to forget that not all children want to do traditional fun things during the holidays such as playing sport, cookery classes or heading off to the movies.

Some just love to use their holidays to keep abreast with their learning especially, if it means they can use new equipment that perhaps they can't get access to at school Give these children science, engineering coding or tech and you have made their holidays complete.

If you have kids with these unique interests, then here are a few of the programs running over the January school holidays. And it might be worth noting that coding may be important to this up and coming generation, as typing was to their parents.

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Golden Gear Robotics S.T.E.A.M Laboratory

The workshop on offer is called Coding, Robotics & Electronic Crafts. Kids learn to code through building and programming Lego Mindstorms and Lego Edison robots. The learning about circuits is through fun and creative electronic craft activities in a mobile makerspace. Classes are held at SPAN community house 64 CLYDE ST Thornbury and they tend to fill up fast.

Jan 14th - 18th 2019

For more details click here.

Aerobotics Global - Robotics Summer Holiday Program -

This is a robotics holiday program for kids in years 1 to 9. Kids get to build their own robot from scratch and program it using intricate programming languages like Java, and Python. There are also coding sessions with no previous programming experience is required.

Ratio of 7 students to 1 trainer with programs running across Melbourne

14-25 January 2019

For more details click here.


Code Camp 

Three and four-day coding camps at multiple Melbourne school-based locations. They are called Little League Code Camp (Years K-1), Code Camp Spark and Ignite (Years 2-7) and Code Camp Leap (for students having mastered Spark & Ignite Camps) where kids create and build their own game, learning about user design and the psychology of user experience. The end result is an app that works on multiple devices and every kid goes home with their own self-created game.

7-15 January 2019

For more information click here

Code Camp School Holiday Program
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RoboKids

In these workshops, your child will be inspired through collaborative creative play while they learn how to write programs using LEGO® WeDo® 2.0 software to control and operate the models

9, 14, 16-18, 21 January 2019.

For more information click here .
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Why? Coding may be a necessary skill for the next generation
When: January
Phone: See article.
Where: Various
Cost: Varies but from around $50 up.
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