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In celebration of Mandela Day, iStore and Think Ahead are inviting hundreds of learners from around the country to FREE 67 minutes of code session. 

Learners from 6 years and older are welcome to book via Quicket for a FREE coding session at one of the iStores listed below. Lessons will be held at various time slots during the month of July.  

 

What is Coding?

Coding is fast becoming the most in-demand skill across all industries. Every App, computer programme and even microwave relies on code in order to operate. Teaching youth how to code ensures that we are prepared for a digital world. Tying into the Mandela Day theme, “Take Action. Inspire Change. Make everyday a Mandela Day”, iStore and Think Ahead are taking the first step of action again this year by offering  learners across the country a free coding course.

Click on a free coding course below to find out more.

 Code with Foos 6-8yrs
 Hello Byte for younger kids  6-8yrs
 Hello Byte for older kids 9-12yrs, 13+
 Code Machine   9-12yrs, 13+
  Battleship  
 9-12yrs, 13+
 Senior Arcade
 9-12yrs
 Brick Breaker 
 9-12yrs, 13+
 Running Maze
 9-12yrs, 13+

 

 

Code with Foos

Ages:  6 – 8yrs

When:  6 & 20 July: 9:30am – 10:40am

Description: This new game helps young coders transition from block-based coding into real Swift code. First-time coders will solve puzzles with the Foos while learning basic Swift commands and syntax.

Experience: Beginner. For kids keen to learn to code, but have never tried it before.

Previous Skills required: None.

 

 

Hello Byte for younger kids

Ages: 6-8 years

When:

13 July:   9:30am – 10:40am

20 July: 11:30am – 12:40pm

Description: Say hello to an amazing new friend, Byte! You will learn how to use Apple’s coding language, Swift, to give simple commands, write functions and run loops while solving puzzles in a dynamic, 3D world.

Experience: Intermediate. For kids who have dabbled with the blockbased coding before and would like to expand their coding skills.

Previous Skills required: Commands, Sequences and Loops.

 

 

Hello, Byte for older kids

Ages: 9 – 12yrs

When: 6 July. 11:30am – 12:40pm

Description: Say hello to an amazing new friend, Byte! You will learn how to use Apple’s coding language, Swift, to give simple commands, write functions and run loops while solving puzzles in a dynamic, 3D world.

Experience: Beginner. For kids eager to learn the coding language using the worlds top app developers: Swift.

Previous Skills required: None.

 

 

Code Machine

Ages: 9 – 12yrs, 13yrs+

When: 6 July, 3:30pm – 4:40pm (13yrs+)

13 July. 11:30am – 12:40pm (9 – 12yrs)

Description: Use your Swift coding skills to create new parts for the Incredible Code Machine. You will learn how computers process code and then write your own code using functions and loops to create cyborg eyes, electric hoolahoops and so much more. In this challenge you will use your logic apply your creativity to figure out how to make new parts

Experience: Beginner. For kids eager to learn the coding language used by top app developers: Swift.

Previous Skills required: None.

 

 

 

 Battleship

Ages: 9 – 12yrs, 13yrs+

When: 6 July, 1:30pm – 2:40pm (9 – 12yrs)

13 July, 3:30pm – 4:40pm (13yrs+)

27 July, 11:30am – 12:40pm (9 – 12yrs)

Description: Learn how to code the Battleship game using Swift. You will experiment with playing Battleship and then develop an Algorithm that will help you hunt down and target your opponents ships – it is all down to how effective you can make your algorithm.

Experience: Intermediate . For kids with experience in coding, who understands the fundamental coding concepts

Previous Skills Required: Commands, Functions, Loops and Algorithms.

 

 

Sensor Arcade

Ages: 9 – 12yrs

When: 13 July, 1:30pm  – 2:40pm (9 – 12yrs)

Description: This playground provides you with everything you need to create a fun, interactive game in Swift. You will leverage information from the iPads microphone and camera to control graphics and move sprites around the scene. Then, use light and colour to make sprites avoid obstacles and catch donuts.

Experience: Intermediate. For kids with experience in coding, who understand the fundamental coding concepts . Students must understand the following concepts:

Previous Skills Required: Commands, Functions, Loops and Algorithms.

 

 

Brick Breaker

Ages: 9 – 12yrs, 13yrs+

When:
20 July,  1:30pm – 2:40pm (9 -12yrs)

27 July,  3:30pm – 4:40pm (13yrs+)

Description: Use Swift to recreate this arcade classic! Set up the game board and customise the rules of the game. Through coding the game, you get to determine what types of bricks you place and how the ball will respond when hitting them.

Experience: Advanced. For kids who want to test their coding skills.

Previous Skills Required: Advanced coding experience using Swift syntax.

 

Running Maze

Ages: 9 – 12yrs, 13yrs+

When: 20 July, 3:30pm – 4:40pm (13yrs+)

27 July, 1:30pm – 2:40pm (9 – 12yrs)

Description: Create and explore pathfinding algorithms in Swift. You will write and apply algorithms that enable you to escape from any any maze within the Playground.

Experience: Advanced. For kids who want to test their coding skills.

Previous Skills Required: advanced coding experience using Swift syntax.

Quicket bookings for a free coding course:

 

JOHANNESBURGDURBAN
 ClearwaterGateway
 Sandton CityMPUMALANGA
 Mall of Africa iLanga
Sandton Drive WESTERN CAPE
CrestaCavendish
 PRETORIA
Centurion

 

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