Summer 2019 @ Oatlands COllege, Stillorgan

Learning to code or honing existing skills - the Academy of Code is the summer camp for both motivated newbies and seasoned coders.

Open to students aged 8-18 (primary and secondary groups), tutors at the Academy of Code deliver a course which blends fun games and puzzles with serious programming. Students are divided by age and coding experience.

We’re excited to announce that this year at Oatlands College we will be offering STEAM summer camp options.

STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. Our STEAM camp is being designed with an emphasis on fun and creativity and is being designed and delivered by both tech experts and primary school teachers.

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CODE CAMP (Primary)

  • Scratch - a fantastic introductory language, especially for younger students

  • Processing - a Java-based graphical language. The basis for most of our term-time courses, and a fantastic introduction to coding (students who have studied at the Academy of Code previously will get the chance to work on advanced Processing projects)

  • HTML/CSS - learn to build and edit websites using HTML and CSS

  • Lego Mindstorms, Python, Arduino and more

STEAM LABS (Primary)

  • Engineering - Designing and creating structures

  • Technology - Programmable hardware, plus elements similar to the above programme

  • Science and Mathematics in every day life - surveys and challenges

  • Music Technology - recording, composing, mixing and remixing songs

TASTE OF COMPUTER SCIENCE (Secondary)

This course, aimed at 13 to 18-year-old students, is the perfect opportunity to get a feeling for what a 3rd level course in computer science is really like. 

Taste of Computer Science is divided into junior (13- to 15-year-olds) and senior (16- to 19-year-olds) classes, so that students will have the opportunity to work and mingle with others their own age. 

SUMMER BOOTCAMPS (PRIMARY)

For primary school students in 2nd-6th class in the 2019/20 school year*.

  • June 24th-28th, 09:00-12:00 (STEAM LAB)

  • July 1st-5th, 09:00-12:00 (CODE CAMP)

  • July 29th-August 2nd, 09:00-12:00 (CODE CAMP)

  • July 29th-August 2nd, 13:00-16:00 (STEAM LABS)

Taste of Computer Science

For secondary school students in 1st-6th year in the 2019/20 school year.

  • June 24th-28th, 13:00-17:00

  • July 1st-5th, 13:00-17:00