Girl Powered Programming | Ages 8-12

Find new ways to express yourself through video game creation!  

Students will follow in the footsteps of great female coders such as Ada Lovelace and Grace Hopper and discover how their contributions helped make the games we play to.  

Use your creativity to design and code original video games using Scratch, a visual programming language.  

Create digital artwork for your video games, learn about level creation, how to throw objects to vanquish your enemies, and much more! 

Students will leave the course with two original video games.

Course Outline:

Regular attendance is necessary as skills build over each session.

Timetable and Enrolment

  • Start: Tuesday 8 May 2018
    Finish: Tuesday 26 June 2018
    Tuesdays 4.00pm - 5.30pm (8 weeks, 1.5 hours per week) Creative and Performing Arts Centre (CPAC)
  • Creative and Performing Arts Centre (CPAC), GR2Location
  • Jess WeichlerTeacher
  • Girls and boys aged 8-12 yearsTarget Market
  • $170 for Term 2 (8 weeks)Price/Student (incl GST)
  • New EnrolmentEnrolment

About Jess Weichler

Jess Weichler

Jess Weichler

Jess Weichler is a media arts educator at the MakerBox.

Ever since childhood she has been creating digital worlds through game design. Aside from a few lessons learnt from her 8-year old students, she is self-taught in the Scratch programming language, the Processing java subset, and a robotic Hummingbird micro-controller. She has taught these skills since 2012, and her courses are still in use both locally and abroad in the United States.

Our Location

Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
1 Monorgan Road
Wellington 6022
Rātā Studios
Based at Scots College
PO Box 15064
Wellington 6243