Unity 4 Teens is a 2-day, 3-day or 5-day computer coding and game design workshop for children aged 13-16, during which they will complete a number of video game coding and level design projects using the professionally-capable Unity games engine and the MonoDevelop scripting tool. Attendees will learn the basics of coding in the C# language, as well as how to operate the Unity engine to produce polished, fully-realised games. Additionally, once attendees progress past the fundamentals, they will be able to attempt more advanced game design challenges, incorporating asset-store components and building out expansive game levels.
Teenagers aged 13-16 of all abilities are welcome, from beginners (who have never written a line of code) all the way through to those who may have a few years of coding experience. In addition to the course-ware and training materials, Spark4Kids will also provide lunch and healthy snacks.
Teenagers who have attended this workshop in the past can attend again if they enjoyed it the last time: we tailor the coding challenges to build upon topics covered in previous sessions (please indicate previous attendance in booking notes).
On this workshop, the attendees will learn the basics of C#/Unity games development, creating a number of computer game from scratch, and covering the following topics as they progress through the workshop:
- Game Components
- Renderers, Materials, Colliders
- C# Scripting
- Modelling Game Objects
- Unity UI & keyboard short-cuts
- Applying asset-store components
- Multi-Level/expansive game design
- Basic GCSE coding (looping, selection, iteration)
- …And much more
At the end of the workshop, attendees will be able to show off their games to friends and family. All attendees will also be provided with an online account and personal coding environment, where they will be able to continue computer coding in their own time.
The standard workshop hours are 10am to 4pm and attendees are expected to arrive just before 10am, and leave after 4pm.
Food and Snack Breaks
All children on all-day workshops will be offered lunch. Children may also bring in a packed lunch if they have special dietary requirements. Healthy snacks and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
Children booked on the Extended Day option (not available on all workshops) will be offered breakfast on arrival.
Each workshop day will be punctuated with breaks to ensure that the children take time away from computers/computer coding. Short walks and trips outdoors will be taken, however this will be dependent on the weather.
We offer sibling discounts for families with more than one child enrolled with Spark4Kids. A discount of 10% is automatically deducted from the second child’s fees.
For term-time bookings, children looking to have double sessions during term-time are also offered a 10% discount off the second hour of the session. For workshop bookings, children who are booked on a second workshop also attract a 10% discount on the second workshop.
Discounts are automatically applied during the booking process if all courses are included in the same shopping basket and paid for at the same time. They do not apply if sessions for siblings or other multiple sessions are booked and paid for in separate transactions.
Spark4Kids accepts childcare vouchers as fee payment towards all of our courses from the following childcare voucher providers:
- Bravo Benefits (formerly Busy Bees)
- Co-operative Flexible Benefits
- Employers For Childcare
- Enjoy Benefits
- My Family Care
- NW Brown
- Reward Gateway
- Wider Plan
To pay for a course using childcare vouchers, select the course you want, add to basket, and then proceed to check-out by clicking “View Basket” (you may need access to your email account).
At check-out, choose “Pay with Childcare Vouchers” as the payment option, and follow the on-screen prompts to complete your booking (you will be emailed Spark4Kids voucher payment details in order for you to complete payment via your childcare providers website).
We can also accept a fee payment that is split between a childcare voucher payment and a standard debit/credit card payment (e.g. if your remaining childcare voucher balance isn’t enough to cover the course fee). To do this, kindly get in touch using the contact details listed in the footer of this page.
To book a place on the Unity 4 Teens workshop, use the booking form alongside, or call us on 020 8090 1444 if you have any questions.