Tech Heroes School Holiday Club

12th April 16th April 2021

Delivered Online

The City of Melton January Tech Heroes School Holiday Club created by Western BACE and powered by the City of Melton Libraries Team. Girls and Boys Aged 5-15 from the City of Melton can join in a range of free self-paced Robotics, pop-up, Coding, Design, Tech, and Advanced challenges this School Holiday. Group and 1-1 online support will be provided by the Western BACE STEM Squad and robotics kits by the Western BACE STEM Lending Library. Additionally, participants have the opportunity to earn extra points towards the City of Melton verse City of Yarra Reading Competition. At the end of the program participants will have a chance to submit their challenges and go in the running to win a robotics kit. 

This Tech Heroes School Holiday Club program is a one-week special from Monday 12th to Friday 16th April. At the end of the program participants will have a chance to submit their challenges and go in the running to win robotic kit, presented at a special prize ceremony.  

A great first introduction for younger girls and boys aged 5-8 to STEM. Under the guides of the Western BACE STEM Squad, participants will be taken through a series of coding activities delivered in-person. Participants of all ages will learn basic principles of programming and coding with a variety of technologies and robotics. This is a fun, engaging and low-pressure activity, no prior coding experience is required. Numbers are limited to 5 participants per session to ensure everyone gets a go and support with all technologies.

Challenges commence Tuesday 13th April (9:30am-3:30pm)

Tuesday 13th - www.stemtue13popup.eventbrite.com.au

Wednesday14th - www.stemwed14popup.eventbrite.com.au

Thursday 15th - www.stemthur14popup.eventbrite.com.au

This Introduction to Coding using “Scratch” challenge is a great activity for first time coders. Using Scratch will help girls and boys ages 9-12, who are new to programming language such has “Scratch” will learn to think creatively, problem solving, designing projects, communicating and bring their ideas to life.

Challenges commence Monday 12th April (9am-10am)

www.codingchallforbeginners.eventbrite.com.au

Coding using Python is a wonderful introduction to both fundamental programming ideas and python programming language. It’s the perfect first language for boys and girls of all ages to learn the basics of software development by completing interactive coding challenges. Delivered online this challenge is designed to complete at home at children own pace with support from the Western BACE STEM Squad.

Challenges commence Monday 12th April (10am-11am)

www.codingchallintermidate.eventbrite.com.au

This challenge is designed for experienced programmers, focused on hands-on practical programming and group discussion. Programming using Python participant will expand participants skills and understanding in solving real-life projects and begin exploring the different components of developing, problem-solving and design.

Challenges commence Monday 12th April (11am-12pm)

www.advancedcodingapr21.eventbrite.com.au

Taken through a series of coding and robotics mini-challenges participants will apply their creativity, logical thinking, problem-solving and coding skills to complete these fun challenges. No prior coding experience is required. Girls and Boy will be using robotics kits such as Codey Rockey and Sphero for Robotics Challenges, and free online resources with programming languages like “Sphero Edu” applications to complete the online coding challenges.

Challenges commence Monday 12th April (10am-11am)

www.stemroboticsg1.eventbrite.com.au

Through a series of coding and robotics mini-challenges children will apply their creativity, logical thinking, problem-solving and coding skills to complete the fun challenges. No prior coding experience is required. Girls and Boy will be using robotics kits such as Microbits for Robotics Challenges, and free online resources with programming languages like Scratch to complete the online coding challenges.

Challenges commence Monday 12th April (9am-10am)

www.stemroboticsg2.eventbrite.com.au

A great Introduction for girls and boys to explore the world of 3D Design. Using free, online, beginner-friendly CAD design software under the guidance of the Western BACE STEM Squad, kids will think, create, and make. Participants will complete a series of design challenges including designing their own vehicle and get an introduction to design thinking and how design has become an important part in today's technological world. There may also be the opportunity to print designs using the latest 3D printer technology!

Challenges commence Monday 12th April (9am-10am)

www.designheroesapr21.eventbrite.com.au

Sketchup is an intuitive 3D modelling free online software that lets you create and edit 2D and 3D models including the push and pull tool that allows designers to extrude any flat surface into 3D shapes. Designing using SketchUp will offer participants to expanding their founded soft skills and knowledge designing with TinkerCAD to the next level. In this challenge participants will learn modelling principles such has design process, rendering and plugins, to bring their imagination to life.

Challenges commence Monday 12th April (12pm-1pm)

www.advanceddesignapri21.eventbrite.com.au

Learn the basics of space, rocket science and orbital mechanics! We promise, it’s not as hard as it seems. Using 'Kerbal Space Program': a simulation game all about space science, design and create a rocket, and launch it into space! Expand your space ingenuity by taking your Kerbal crew into the orbit and beyond to explore other moons and planets in the Kerbal solar system.

Challenges commence Monday 12th April (1pm-2:30pm)

www.spacechallapril21.eventbrite.com.au

BOOKINGS: Further information and all bookings are available at: https://bit.ly/3jYUmvn 

 For other enquiries contact us at: 

 e: Stem@westernbace.com  

p: 03 8560 1820