Educational and Fun Holiday Camps in 2020

We prepare new content, materials and exciting projects for every camp. Even if your child has joined us for previous camps they will always learn new things and cover new subjects.  We are now running our Half Term and Holiday camps ONLINE. 

All classes are run by our usual teachers so children may well be familiar with the teachers they see online. Our teachers all have enhanced DBS checks and are experts in their subject, usually with a PhD or Masters in Mathematics, Programming or Robotics. 

You can register for one of our camps by filling in the form here.    

Summer Holidays / July 2020

27-31 July 2020: ONLINE Senior Maths and Programming Camp, ‘Travel – from Flight Logistics to Journey Planning’, for ages 7-17

Travel is tricky right now, but we can plan! In this camp we will look at the maths and computing behind itinerary making, solve problems about journeys, try to disprove a famous map-colouring theorem (if you haven’t heard about it, you will!), decode messages in a foreign language and explore graph theory. 

Using travel as our focus, younger children will learn the practical applications of programming in Scratch while older pupils will work with Python and Processing and learn Object-Oriented Programming concepts. The camp will provide an environment where children develop essential 21st century learning skills critical to their success in the future: thinking creatively, communicating clearly, analysing systematically, collaborating effectively, designing iteratively and learning continuously. We will be teaching pupils to develop a deeper level of fluency with digital technology and to become creators, not just users.
For more details click here. Timetable for the week is here.

27-31 July 2020: ONLINE Junior Maths, Programming and Chess Camp, ‘Problem Solving’, for ages 5-7.5
The key benefit for children joining the camp is the development of their powers of problem solving in maths and beyond. We have prepared a series of non-standard mathematical problems and turned each of them into an exciting mini-research project. In each 45 minute Maths and Logic session, we will start with the simplest version of a problem before exploring its variations asking, “what if…?”. The aim is for children to identify the essential features of each problem thus gently preparing them to understand a set of fundamental mathematical ideas.  For more details click here.

!SOLD OUT! 13-17 July 2020: ONLINE Senior Maths and Programming Camp, ‘Architecture: Geometry and Construction’, for ages 7-17
This Camp brings maths and programming alive with a focus on geometry in architecture and computing in construction. Younger children will explore different kinds of symmetry, the properties of symmetrical shapes, uses of symmetry in games and the fun and skill in drawing tessellations. Older pupils will look at Euclidean and Cartesian Geometry and prove famous theorems, apply these to reveal the secrets of complex figures. For more details click here.

!SOLD OUT! 20-24 July 2020: ONLINE Senior Maths and Programming Camp, ‘The World of Maths Challenges and Programming Competitions’, for ages 7-17

The title says it all. If your child is excited by the words ‘maths challenge’ and counts the days to the next competition, this is the camp for them! Discover the fascinating and competitive world beyond school mathematics and computer studies. Learning why and how best to ‘show your workings’ is vital in maths and far beyond, from the legal profession to every scientific discipline. Understand binary search, the problems it solves and sorting data. We will also teach what the complexity of algorithms is and how to compare their performance.
For more details click here.


The format for senior online camp is as follows:

  • each day runs for six hours with four one hour classes and strategic breaks from the screen between them

  • class sizes are six pupils or fewer 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: 10.00-11.00, 11.30-12.30, 13.30-14.30, 15.00-16.00

  • Fees are £300 for three days, £400 for four or £500 for five

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.

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

Our capacity for the camp is only 35 pupils because classes are even smaller than usual. This contrasts with the 150 pupils we would usually teach across several camps. We will therefore have to give priority to pupils booking for five days. While we would hope to also offer daily classes in just maths, programming, robotics or chess as a 5-day course for £125, this may not be possible if all camp places are taken.  

If you are booking a senior camp for fewer than five days we would encourage you to start on Monday.
 

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 four or 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 

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

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.