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 (if you are interested in face to face camps, please let us know).

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. You can view October camps timetable here.

Autumn Half Term, October 2020

24-25 October 2020: ONLINE Oxbridge Preparation Weekend, 'Sample MAT exams',   for Year 13
Preparation, confidence building and understanding the process are among the key elements of success in applying to Oxbridge and our courses are designed to optimise pupils chances of gaining a place. Participants of this Oxbridge weekend will sit a sample MAT exam on both days and the exam questions will be discussed both in a group and individually, alongside further problem solving. 

26-30 October 2020: ONLINE Senior Maths and Programming Camp, ‘Discoveries that Changed the World ’, for ages 7-16

This camp will see pupils learn about amazing developments and inventions in programming and science while ‘Eureka’ moments will be explored in the history of maths. Pupils will study the practical maths and programming that developed from these ideas. 

We will demonstrate the beauty of inventions in geometry and trigonometry, such as PI, Sin, through Processing (Java) programming. During our classes, pupils will learn about the application of trigonometry in generative graphics and interactive applications. In Maths, older pupils will learn how the tribes of Java calculated, how irrationality was born and see modular arithmetic in action. Plus we’ll look at the poem of Tartaglia to solve the cubic equation and the birth of complex numbers. 

26-30 October 2020: ONLINE Junior Maths, Coding and Chess Camp, ‘The Discovery of Time’ for ages 5 to 7.5 

This newly created camp will use the theme of ‘Time’ to teach maths and logic. Pupils will look at how time was discovered and calculated in ancient times, what tools were used to follow the Earth’s movement around the Sun and which instruments are still in use today even though they date back to the Mayan civilization. 

These themes will be the backdrop to the children’s study of Maths and Logic and Programming during the camp while Chess will sharpen smart young minds, even if they have not played before!

Christmas Holidays, December 2020

12-13 December 2020: ONLINE Oxbridge Preparation Weekend, 'Interview Preparation',  for Years 11-13

Alongside practical problem solving and group discussions we will be sharing with participants Oxford and Cambridge entrance insights and will address questions including:

  • What are these highly selective universities looking for?

  • What happens during interviews?

  • How can I best prepare for interview?

14-18 December 2020: ONLINE Senior Maths and Programming Camp, ‘The Power of Algorithms - What they are and How they work ’, for ages 7-16
This camp is all about how in programming, maths and beyond, algorithms can be used to sequence instructions with the goal of solving a specific problem, performing a certain action, or a computation. 


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 or 12.40-13.25, 13.50-14.35 and 15.00-15.45

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

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.