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Holiday Academy and Workshops

Still looking for a holiday programme? Look no further as our ​holiday programme​ enables​ ​children​ to learn​ valuable​ life skills​, develop creativity, problem-solving skills and meet new friends. 


Aviation Academy

This 5-day programme is bound to fascinate them with fun facts and theories of flying. Exciting experiments, drones and games will allow them to love the idea of flying. The instructor will be from the aviation industry and students can question away with their curiosity!

Dates: 16 - 20 December
Time: 9:00 - 15:00 (with 1-hour break/lunch options available)
Age: 6 - 15 years old
Price: $650 

Sample timetable:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 - 10:00

History & origins of living things that move through the air

Parts of an aircraft and how the 4 forces of flight affect it

Aircraft: wings & importance of tailplane

Aircraft wings and tailplane

The different types of aircraft cockpit

10:00 - 10:30 Break
10:30 -11:30

Evolution of reptiles that fly and the evolution of birds

Introduction to the 1st force of flight - lift

Coupling of all 4 forces

Aircraft jets, propellers etc

Flight "simulator" (non-motion)

11:30-12:30

Origin of the 1st powered flight. The early attempts of practical flying/gliding.

Introduction to the second force of flight - weight

Introduction to drones

Unique aircraft types and how the forces affect them (principles)

Aerospace systems, rockets, satellites. Space vehicles/flight principles.

12:30 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 15:00

Classification of flying machines. The importance of the properties of air in flight.

Introduction to the 3rd force of flight: thrust/power and engines. Introduction to the 4th force of flight: drag.

Safety rules and regulations. Drone flying. 

Green aircraft. Future aircraft

Showcase

 

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Multi-Activity Camp

Our Multi-activity camp is jam-packed with fun activities including STEAM, innovation and engineering projects (building rockets and bridges), learning how to use 3D printers, various games, crafts, sports and problem-solving challenges. 

Dates: 16 - 20 December
Time: 9:00 - 15:00 (with 1-hour break, lunch options available)
Age: 5 - 9 years old
Price: $650

Sample timetable:

 Time Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
9:00 - 10:15 Canvas Painting Invention (Bridges) 3D Printing Popsicle stick craft Preparation for Show & Tell
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:00 Invention (Rockets) Candle Making Science (Slime) Game design Preparation for Show & Tell
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Sports (Nerf) Lego Wedo Science (Magnets) Game Design Show & Tell

 

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Young Technopreneurs (Coding & Programming) 

Young Technopreneurs camp introduces children to basic concepts of programming and computer science. This engaging programme nurtures children's interest in science and technologies.  At the end of the course will be able to code their own micro-computer (micro:bit). 

Dates: 16 - 20 December
Time: 9:00 - 15:00 (with 1-hour break/lunch options available)
Age: 10 - 15 years old
Price: $745

Sample Timetable:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-11:00

Introduction to micro:bit. Software interface (block-based programming).

Coding to control the application with commands: digital write pin

Introduction to the movement of maqueen. Mastering the basic method of motor control.

Code maqueen to follow a black line using block-based coding. If-then function.

How to pitch ideas

11:00 - 12:00 Button input and gesture detection Introduction to the buzzer and the different tones, tempo and pauses The use of LED with maqueen (neopixels) Ultrasonic waves and their applications How to pitch ideas
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:00 Introduction to random function and mathematical function(s) Exploration of different tones to create tunes from the buzzer Code neopixels to change colour and create an ambient light

Ultrasonic waves and their applications. Code maqueen to avoid obstacles

Showcase
14:00-15:00 Connection, power and control of external application (LED and buzzer) Introduction to maqueen and its functions Introduce the mechanism behind the line following sensor on maqueen Create a project either by using micro:bit only or micro:bit with maqueen Showcase

 


Escape Room

Learn about game design and build your own mini Escape Room through coding their micro:bit to perform various actions. The programme introduces children to real-world applications of coding, develops critical thinking and engineering skills. 

Dates: 16 - 20 December
Time: 9:00 - 15:00 (with 1-hour break/lunch options available)
Age: 10 - 15 years old
Price: $650

Sample Timetable:

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 – 9:30

Ice breakers and setting camp expectations and activities information for the week

Setting expectations for the day and planning

Setting expectations for the day and planning

Setting expectations for the day and planning

Preparation for the Final Escape Room Presentation 
9.30 - 10.30

What is Escape Room?


Planning: Mini Escape Room 1


Coding concepts 2

Developing codes for Mini
Escape Room 1
Preparation for the Final Escape Room Presentation 
10.30 – 11.00 Snack
11.00 – 12.00 All about Escape Room: planning and problem- Developing, building and testing Mini Escape Room 2  Coding puzzles: learning to code with Micro:bit
Developing codes for Mini Escape Room 2

Preparation for the Final Escape Room Presentation 
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00 – 15.00 Introduction to coding Coding concepts 1

Planning codes for Mini Escape Room 2

Playtesting and improving codes for Mini Escape Room 2 Escape Room presentation and visiting other camps projects

 


Proform Basketball Academy

Our established and highly successful basketball camp helps players improve fundamental basketball skills and technical understanding of the game. 

Dates: 16 - 20 December
Time: 13:30-14:30 (U9, U11, U13) / 14:30-16:00 (U15, U18) 
Price: U9-U13: $250 ($200 for GEMS Students) / U15-U18: $375 ($300 for GEMS Students)

*Time slots will be confirmed after the registration deadline.

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