Learn to Code in Python for Minecraft for Kids aged 7+
There is no better way to learn than through play. Coding is essential in today’s world, so give your kids a headstart by joining this one week course to learn the basics of Python.
Participants will get an introduction to coding in Python, in the framework of playing Minecraft in this course of 5 one hour session in the Easter Holidays.
In this course, participants will see what effect their programming has on the environment in Minecraft. They will use Python to:
- Create a Parkour Selector
- Build massive blocks
- Whack a Block to control events
- Build a house, a street, a rainbow street with code
- Creates a Pixel Art display
- Teleporting – put it all together to build world with code
As the course is progressive children will need to be able to attend all five sessions.
It is essential that participants have access to a laptop or desktop computer, and a copy of the Java edition of Minecraft installed on the machine.
*** Please ensure that you have both Python and Minecraft installed and launched BEFORE the course starts – there is not time during the class to set this up ***
PLEASE NOTE – THIS COURSE IS NOT ACCESSIBLE ON A TABLET, CONSOLE OR MOBILE PHONE.
Full instructions are available once you have purchased the course on how to:
3.How to set up the server so that you can code directly with Minecraft
Please ensure you have completed these steps before the course starts.
Your tutor is Chris, a Computer Science teacher. He ran Raspberry PI Jams with the aim of helping engage people with coding, normally involving Minecraft. He runs a popular blog about coding using Minecraft and Lego, and has reached over 70,000 people around the world,
His favourite experiments include controlling Lego with Minecraft, using Microbits with Minecraft, creating a Minecraft Rainbow Road, a Lego controlled RC car, and Minecraft Twitter bot.
Chis is dedicated to ensuring coding is accessible and fun – using code with games and toys, he thinks this is the way all Computer Science should be taught – through experimentation and enjoyment.