Kids to create 3D apps during holiday courses

June 8, 2018 by  

Children from throughout Perth’s metropolitan area, including Canning Vale, will have a chance to learn the craft of coding and creating apps as part of upcoming school holiday camp programmes.

The new Code Camp programme, which is a first for Australia, will be added to its existing format for children with the first 3D coding platform to be introduced in the coming July holidays.

The process, which will provide an insight into 3D graphic design and coding, will be open to school students aged from 9 to 13. Participants will learn to code in pure JavaScript.

Hayley Markham, chief operating officer, said children are encouraged to use their creativity to construct apps. She said:

“We are very excited to be the first company in the world to offer such an innovative programme.”

The Blast 3D programme, she said had taken more than a year for 20 computer programmers and engineers to develop in such a way as to make it easy and accessible for the younger demographic.

According to 11-year-old Gabrielle McHugh, who was among the first to trial the new Code Camp programme, there are many great aspects involved including amazing graphics which she says `look so real’.

Markham said the opportunity to create apps during the winter holiday programme was appealing to both boys and girls with an estimated 5,000 children set to take part across Australia this year.