Architecture: Geometry and Design

Junior Maths, Programming and Chess Camp for ages 4.5 to 7.5

Online: 5-day camp, 5-9 April 2021
Face to Face: 4-day camp, 6-9 April 2021, South Kensington School (SW7 5JS)


This camp brings maths and programming alive with a focus on geometry in architecture and computing in construction. Children will explore different kinds of symmetry, the properties of shapes and the fun and skill in drawing tessellations. Alongside mathematical problem solving we will also be teaching programming using Junior Scratch and to stretch the mind still further this camp will include a daily chess class.

Five exciting days will be filled with knowledge, logic and problem solving, coding in Junior Scratch and the tactics and strategy of chess.

Camp participants will study:
  • 3D shapes: fun facts, graphical projection, isometric drawings and patterns
  • interesting tasks with 3D shapes (sequences, problem solving)
  • engineering with paper (and other media) 
  • what determines the strength of a building? 
  • how to build the tallest house? 
  • which type of bridge is strongest? 
  • why have people used the arch shape when building bridges since ancient times? 
  • what is the center of gravity? Can we move it and how? 

Format and fees for the junior online camp (ages 5 to 7.5):

  • class sizes are small groups of 3 to 5, selected by appropriate age and experience 
  • three 45 minute classes a day with strategic breaks from the screen for children to drink, snack and take fresh air 
  • session times are: 9.00-9.45, 10.10-10.55 and 11.20-12.05 (or 12.40-13.25) 
  • all classes are interactive, using Zoom, with pupils solving problems with the teacher and with each other 
  • fees are £345 for five days, Monday to Friday.  It is not possible to join for a shorter period
  • to take part you must have a PC or laptop (Windows or Mac OS) with a camera and mic and a stable internet connection

Format and fees for the junior face to face camp (ages 4.5 to 7.5):

  • small groups of similar age and experience. Pupil to teacher ratio is 4:1
  • four days from Tuesday to Friday from either 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 4pm 
  • fees are £340 for all four days. It is not possible to join for a shorter period

Places are limited, please register your interest HERE.