for 8 - 17 year olds
Creative problem solving
Learning by doing
coding is fun with riva
R, age 14
One of the best camps ever! It was amazing and I recommend it to everyone. I learned more in a week than I did at school all this year.
F, age 10
I loved it. The teacher was very patient and willing to help but made sure you tried to figure things out on your own.
E, age 13
M, age 8
I enjoyed this camp so much. I really want to come again. Wish it wasn't over.
our top 3 reasons why coding is important
We have written a full article on this subject and could have easily written a book about it, but here are our top three reasons.
Learning how to code helps children develop essential problem-solving skills - analysing a problem, breaking it into smaller parts and solving each part by creatively applying past experience. That’s what computational thinking is all about anyway.
Coding encourages creativity in many ways. First of all, coding is fundamentally a creative activity where you create ‘digital things’ such as stories, graphics, games, music and animations. Secondly, the flexibility in the many ways of approaching and solving a problem also encourages creativity
Coding prepares you for the future. “85% of jobs only 10 years from now haven’t been invented yet (report by Institute for the Future)”, which means we have to be constantly learning new skills. While coding itself is soon becoming a core skill just like maths and literacty, it also teaches you how to self-learn and become an independent learner, an ever more important skill for the future.