Digital workshops for kids during school holidays

Published on 1 September 2017

Children can learn the art of 3D printing and how to create games for smart devices in these library workshops.

Three workshops are on offer during the school holidays at St Ives, Turramurra and Gordon libraries for both primary and high school aged children.

At Gordon, children aged 10 and over can learn how to create their own designs and then print them using the 3D printing software called Tinkercad.

The workshop will be held at Gordon Library’s computer lab between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday 26 September. The cost is $10 per child which includes one 3D printed design to take home.

At St Ives and Turramurra libraries, there are workshops for children aged from 5 to 8 on creating computer games using Scratch Jr. This is an introductory programming language that enables young children to create their own interactive stories and games.

Children snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters move, jump, dance, and sing. Children should bring their own IPad or Android (please note that Scratch Jr. will not work on Microsoft tablets).

The cost for the Scratch Jr workshops is $5 per child. Workshops will be held at Turramurra library between10am and 11.30am on Wednesday 27 September and at St Ives library between 10am and 11.30am on Wednesday 4 October.

Bookings are essential for all three workshops as spaces are limited. Book online at www.kmc.nsw.gov.au/library and to find out about other activities Ku-ring-gai libraries have planned for the spring school holidays.

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Media enquiries: Sally Williams Ku-ring-gai Council Ph: 9424 0982 or sawilliams@kmc.nsw.gov.au