november, 2020

thu19nov4:30 pm5:30 pmLifelong Learning Festival: STEM HEROES: Coding Challenges (Ages 9-12)4:30 pm - 5:30 pm OnlineProgram Type:For Kids,Lifelong Learning Festival,Online Programs,Special Events & ForumsPrice:Free Event TagsChildren & Youth,Family & Parenting,Lifelong Learning Festival,Technology & STEMFree


!!WIN!! Be in the running to win a robotics kit.

Through a series of coding and robotics mini-challenges children will apply their creativity, logical thinking, problem-solving and coding skills to complete the fun challenges. No prior coding experience is required. Girls and Boy will be using robotics kits such as Codey Rockey and Sphero for Robotics Challenges, and free online resources with programming languages like Scratch to complete the online coding challenges.

Delivered online, the mini challenges are designed to complete at home at children own pace with support from the Western BACE STEM Squad. At the end of the Lifelong Learning Festival, girls and boys will have a chance to submit their work and go in the running to win their own robotic kit.

Fun, engaging and low-pressure, this school holiday activity is geared towards girls and boys aged 9 -12. No prior coding experience is required. Kids will be using the programming language Scratch to complete the mini challenges.

All activities are aimed to create an inclusive learning opportunity with activities able to be completed within a few hours over the week and easily be scaled up or down to suit your child’s skills and abilities. All online sessions and group discussions will be recorded and made available if your child is not able to attend one of the online sessions.

Who is this event suitable for?

  • Girls and boys aged 9-12. No prior coding experience required
  • If your child is a little younger than the suggested age range and they are experienced coders, they can sign up for this activity

This program is proudly supported by the City of Melton Libraries Team, if oversubscribed priority will be given to Parents and Kids residing in the City of Melton.

Who is Western BACE?

Western BACE is a Not for Profit Community Driven Business Hub in Melbourne’s West where people matter, feel like they belong and are supported in striving for excellence and growth.

Why are we doing this?

We believe that young people in Melbourne’s West should have opportunities that match that of any major capital city in Australia.

What does this cost?

Nothing – Thanks to the support of Melton City Council the STEM Equipment Lending program is free to families in the City of Melton.

Register NOW!


(Thursday) 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm




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