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CodeCamp teaching Kiwi kids coding and tech literacy
Tue, 26th Jul 2016
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CodeCamp has been thrilling Kiwi children during the school holidays this year, teaching them the basics about coding, literacy and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art/design and mathematics.

CodeCamp provides programmes for children between 7 and 17 years old, with the primary goal of teaching children about design and the skills that will set them up for the 21st century.

The company says that children as young as 7 can "build a basic, real-world solution in under two hours to remind their grandmother to take her pills at certain times of the day, if she doesn't, a text or email alert is sent out".

CodeCamp says they also focus on the innovative opportunities for kids around the Internet of Things, as it will soon become just a normal part of how the world works.

CodeCamp also offers after school workshops in term three, which started on July 25. In Wellington, the company runs Saturday coding workshops, and will soon launch a startup education course for teenagers and university students about how to build and manage a startup using hardware and software that is low-cost and can help them launch their ideas to the world.

The next school holiday workshops are scheduled for September 26-29 and October 3-6, but venues are still to be confirmed.

In addition, CodeCamp offers training workshops for teachers who want to understand coding, robotics and technology trends, as well as opportunities for teachers to place students in the workshops.

Learn more about CodeCamp here.