Geeking the Sept 2017 school holidays

Here’s the list of school holiday coding and STEM activities that have made their way through my inbox recently:

=> As always the Powerhouse and Sydney Observatory lead the pack with a range of fabulous school holiday courses. The newer ones on space and on connecting Scratch to the real world look especially good. I can’t recommend these activities highly enough. They’re also one of the few places to offer courses designed to appeal to kids into the mid-teens.

=>The always popular Fizzics Education programmes are on all over the place including  Centennial Park, Sydney Olympic Park and a range of vacation care venues.

=>  Professor Plums is running science and robotics workshops on the North Shore during the holidays.

=> The Australian Museum is running a range of holiday activities, including Scientist for a Day. This time there’s a focus on dinosaurs and geology.

=> AIE has workshops for teenagers on animation and game design.

=> Codecamp is running its various coding workshops centered around creating an app – in a range from beginner to experienced. Codecamp has spread from the Eastern suburbs and is now running courses all over the place.

=> The Sydney Programming School have courses for Year 2-4 students running at the Mosman Art Gallery.

=> TechScience has courses in Manly on coding, robotics, electronics, 3D-printing and more good stuff.

=> Code it Yourself has camps at a couple of places around Sydney (scroll down a lot to find the current ones – really poor website).

=> There are RoboCamps out at Macquarie University run by First Australia.

=> PIEX is running courses at Dural, Olympic Park, and UTS involving problem solving and STEM.

=> Think Club Australia has workshops in October at Sydney Boys High.

As always, if you know of anything I’ve missed anything feel free to let me know.

One thought on “Geeking the Sept 2017 school holidays

  • September 29, 2017 at 7:45 am

    This is a valuable and very useful information.. Thanks for posting!


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