The summer holidays are fast approaching, indeed for some kids, depending on which school they attend the holidays are already here. Kids have spent the past couple of months attending classes almost every day of the week and now the term is out. This means kids have tons of free-time on their hands and parents are left with seeking for fun, engaging and rewarding activities to occupy their kids over the summer. This summer is no different; and parents have already begun to look for the best ideas to make the summer exciting. At the CcHUB, we have one of our own that could switch things up a bit. Here’s the idea…
How about giving them a taste of Raspberry Pi this Summer – no pun intended.
At our KidsZone ‘Summer of Code’ programme kids between the ages of 9-14 years will have an opportunity to learn how to program and build projects using the Raspberry Pi. Kids of today have no problem finding their way around their parents iPads and phone apps, a couple of them even have their own tablets and phones; but we aim to empower kids with the skills and confidence to not just see themselves as users of technology but to begin to see themselves as ‘makers’ of technology.
Apart from learning new skills at the end of the programme kids will have found a new avenue to express their creativity through the practical coding sessions. In addition to this, kids will work in groups to complete projects thereby enhancing their teamwork, communication and presentation skills. To wrap it all up, at our Demo day kids will have the opportunity to showcase the projects they’ve worked on over the summer to parents and their friends.
25 kids will be enrolled for this summer session. The curriculum will cover programming in Scratch and Python as well as building Raspberry Pi projects. Children need no special prior technical knowledge – just an open eager mind. Further programme details include:
Start Date: 22nd July
Venue: Co-Creation Hub: Ground Floor, 294 Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba
Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Days: Tuesdays and Fridays
Let’s make this summer awesome together!