Friday, 26 January 2018 08:39

Codebrite has finished! So what's next?

Written by VentureCentreTeam

The end of this Codebrite series brings the beginning of many brilliant coders…

As holidays come to a close so too does Codebrite but with it many bright young coders have emerged! Both days of Codebrite provided children with a fun learning environment and all of the children felt as if they had learned something they will use in the future. 

To let you in on what Codebrite offered to these young coders we decided to tear away two children from their laptops to quickly interview them. Here were their responses!

Jack- 8 years old

When did you start coding?
One year ago when I was 8.

Why did you start coding?
Because my dad mentioned it and it sounded interesting. I also knew games and YouTube was done by coding so I thought I could create my own game.

Would you do more? If so, what do you want to do with it?
Yes! To make games and websites. And maybe in a job.

Are you coming to the next Codebrite then?

From the left: Kobe, Jack, Nathan, Noah

Eden - 10 years old

When did you start coding?
Term 4 last year

Why did you start coding?
To give me something to do because I was bored. And when I learned to code, I started to love it even more!

Would you do more? If so, what do you want to do with it?
Yep! I want to build my own business and create a coding HQ where I can create games for adults and children. I would also create programmes to make coding sound even better!

Are you coming to the next Codebrite then?
Yes, definitely!

Passionate and enthused, the children show great promise in the world of coding and this is just the beginning! Children can be introduced to, or continue coding, at home with CodeAvengers or at Code Club which is offered at various schools. And look out for the next Codebrite school holiday programme!
If you would like to learn more about how you can introduce your child to the world of code contact Venture Centre at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Codebrite was brought to you by MADVentures:
MADVentures, powered by Venture Centre, works to deliver real-world, learn-by-doing events, activities, projects and experiences that introduce and connect children and teens on their own enterprising journeys - with each other and the mindset, skillset, toolsets, networks and 
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This would not be possible without the support of Tauranga City and Western Bay of Plenty District Councils.

Last modified on Saturday, 27 January 2018 21:04


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