ONLINE Junior Maths, Programming and Chess Camp for ages 5 to 7.5

14-18 December 2020


The key benefit for children joining the camp is the development of their powers of problem solving in maths and beyond. We prepared a lot of wonderful puzzles, mazes, logical games, optical illusions and paradoxes. Our young mathematicians can solve those together in our small online classes and then perhaps surprise their family and friends at the Christmas (virtual) table.

The groups in our camp are very small and every child is encouraged to discuss their thinking about a problem with their peers. The exchange of ideas in our friendly discussions is both enjoyable and productive, helping children to develop their reasoning skills. 

Programming has become one of the most important skills of the 21st century. The number of jobs that require coding will continue to increase dramatically. At the same time programming strengthens logical thinking and problem-solving skills – vital in many different areas of life, from engineering and science to medicine and law. In our Coding Clubs we use the Scratch visual environment (developed by MIT) to create animations and games to teach children all the major programming constructions and how to compose effective algorithms. Participants will see and learn more about the connection between programming and maths. 

To take part you must have a PC or laptop (Windows or Mac OS) with a camera and mic and a stable internet connection. 

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.

The format for junior online camp is as follows:

  • each day runs for three hours with three 45 minute classes and strategic breaks from the screen between them

  • class sizes are three to five pupils of similar age and ability

  • all classes are interactive, using Zoom, with pupils solving problems with the teacher and with each other  

  • class times are: 9.00-9.45, 10.10-10.55 and 11.20-12.05 or 12.40-13.25, 13.50-14.35 and 15.00-15.45

  • Fees are £345 for five days, Monday to Friday