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Computer Science | MakeX

MAKEX ONLINE SPARK
COMES TO IRELAND

Join our fun computer science course for 7-13 year olds and take part in this global competition

MakeX Online Spark Competition 2020 Explained

MakeX is a robotics competition platform that promotes multidisciplinary learning of young people within the field of science and technology in over 90 countries.

MakeX Online Spark Competition 2020 is a creative design competition. Students enrolled in our programme starting on September, 8th will be prepared to take part in the 2nd match.

Contestants need to focus on the theme of the match, ‘Housework helper’, make full use of creativity, carry out projects through software programming, hardware construction, and project display.

Spark focuses on:

  • Learn general STEM concepts and apply them to practical problems
  • Improve problem-solving and logical-thinking abilities
  • Develop creativity and imagination
  • Improve communication and expression abilities
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For Who & When?

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Where?

The newly opened Future Learning Campus in Athlone

Deerpark Rd,
Athlone, Co. Westmeath,
N37 RR60

This is the former St. Aloysius College and has been refurbished to a very high standard in the recent months. For parents dropping and collecting children it is easy to drive in and very safe.

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How Much?

12 WEEKS

Evening course

€299

per student per term

12 WEEKS

Weekend course

€299

per student per term

February 2021

Mid term break course

€299

per student per week

EASTER 2021

Break course

€299

per student per week

12 WEEKS

Evening course

€299

per student per term

12 WEEKS

Weekend course

€299

per student per term

February 2021

Mid term break course

€299

per student per week

EASTER 2021

Break course

€299

per student per week

10%

discount

on all courses if
enrolling a sibling

Why Choose to Learn Computer Science with FL?

  • Fun and engaging lessons
  • Official MakeX partner here in Ireland
  • Qualified and experienced teachers
  • Unique educational setting
  • Maximum of 12 students per class
  • All materials and access to computer facilities included
  • Progress report sent to parents bi-weekly
  • End of course Future Learning certificate
Why FL
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At Future Learning we believe that it is important to educate young learners on the different branches of Computer Science as technology becomes an integral part of their everyday lives.

In our courses we give children a glimpse into what is behind computing technologies, helping them to develop an understanding of the fundamental Computational Thinking and Problem Solving concepts.

Our aim is to inspire students to develop the habit of taking a step back and looking at problems from different angles to find creative and innovative solutions. We encourage everyone to look at challenges and setbacks as a learning experience.

Testimonials

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This was the most amazing experience ever. I enjoyed everything and learned a whole lot. I will always remember.
Venitia, 11
Athlone
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I enjoyed every part of the class, overall I had an amazing week.
Lukas, 11
Athlone
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It is so rewarding to watch students develop their logical thinking skills and grasp new concepts which will allow them to approach and view future problems in a new, exciting and innovative way
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MakeX for Primary Schools & Secondary Schools

Schools

Future learning is delighted to bring the global MakeX competition to Ireland in 2021. In spite of not being able to deliver the face to face competition this year we are excited to announce the MakeX Spark Online Competition which is open to students between 6 and 13 years old. This competition is the perfect introduction to Computer Science (CS) for primary and secondary students. A fun and engaging environment is created while working towards the final end goal of the MakeX Spark Online Competition. Taking part in this competition also gives teachers a structured approach to teaching CS for the first half of the new academic year 2020/2021 (September to December).

If you would like to know more and to join our upcoming information webinar then please email felipe@flireland.com

FAQ

No, the equipment used in the course will be provided by Future Learning and the participation in the MakeX Online Spark Competition 2020 (option only available for those doing the first term) is free of charge.

Our courses were designed for beginners as well as children who have previous experience with block coding eg.Scratch.

To put it simply, it is the skill of breaking a problem down into a series of logical steps and rules that help any human or computer to solve them. This starts by breaking down the problem into smaller, more manageable pieces. Then using those pieces you look for patterns, and try to identify which details are relevant to solving the problem and which are not and so can be left out.

Students learn through solving both offline and computer-based logic problems. The programme is divided into different segments. After each segment students show their understanding of the concepts covered by describing the steps taken and how their teams used basic programming skills to solve the problems and what their role in the process was. Students put into practice what they have learned by programming an mBot(robot) to complete a series of challenges.

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