85% of the jobs required in 2030 do not exist yet.

— Study by 'dell' and 'the inSTITUTE FOR THE FUTURE'

Let's prepare!


Just like a second spoken or written language, the ability to program is a core skill to learn and prepare for tomorrow. We make the learning curve accessible and more bodily engaging than traditional pedagogic programs. So called "soft skills" such as socio-cultural, emotional, collaborative and creative abilities are central to our method.

We designed various levels of involvement in the workshops for groups 8-12 and 13-16 years old, so you can find what suits you best.

There are 4 main benefits in approaching programming from the body:

Synchronize

Synchronize mind and body memory so learning becomes holistic

Grow up healthy

Stay fit by moving the body for motoric capabilities to develop in full potential

Socialize

One key element when one learns with technology is the ability to develop social and emotional intelligence, and not be constantly absorbed by the screen

Just be

Let the youth move and channel their energy towards a creative and concrete practice while discovering about their own cultural background and that of others

We create home learning
and hybrid schooling formats with you, for you

You are a school representative eager to help your children learn programming playfully, healthfully and collaboratively?

We propose to you a 30min call where we listen to you, your challenges and needs.

BOOK A FREE CALL

We provide 3 workshop formats that we tailor to your needs

Discovery session

To discover the approach
& the yearly program

Bootcamps

where we focus to make the best collective resultS

Weekly workshops

FOR A STEADY AND LONG TERM PROCESS
IN LEARNING CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY
WITH CONFIDENCE

Discovery session

The goal here is to meet the Body.scratch basics and explore their relation to everyday life situations. We always work in duos or groups to emphasize on collaboration and empathy in the process.

• The discovery session is 01h30 and costs 15€/attendee all inclusive
• For schools, large groups, or if you just want more information, please contact us

8-12 • Learn body.scratch & explore your body memory

Discover in this once-off session what the content of the yearly program is. Body.scratch is at the center of the learning process. You will gain understanding of coding and its relation to everyday situations.

13+ • Learn & create your own body.coding language

Discover in this once-off session what the content of the yearly program is. You will be able to explore various applications for Body.scratch and create your own body.coding language.

Parent & child • From classroom to home — 20€/duo

Create a deeper family bond by body.scratching together. You learn how to trust each other, divide tasks and accept each other's creativity, while learning about programming logic to create tomorrow's world. It's a chance for you as a parent to be involved in the learning process of your child.

Bootcamps

You wish you could have more homework like this! During holidays, we have 3 days bootcamps to discover the basics of Body.scratch and create your first games and animations. We always work in duos or groups to emphasize on collaboration and empathy  in the process. Each day of the bootcamp includes 4 hours divided in hourly sessions.

For schools, large groups, or if you just want more information, please contact us

8-12 • Learn and create a Body.scratch program — 130€/duo

During this bootcamp, we learn all the fundamentals of Body.scratch and create all together a program — story, game, animation — based on the group preference. We learn about the good habits to take when using screen based technologies. We also make the link to scratch on the computer.

13+ • Create your Body.coding version from any language you want to learn — 130€/duo

We focus on finding individual understanding of existing program languages through choreography. We develop and share our findings with the collective while creating our body.coding languages and apply them to create visuals, games, animations, and more.

Weekly workshops

The annual program covered in weekly workshops for 2 age groups (8-12, 13-16) is a subscription from which the long term learning of the body.scratchers is the most developed. From month to month and from challenge to challenge, the learners experiment at a tailored pace with.

You would like to inquire for tailored options or just more information? Contact us.

8-12 • Learn and create a Body.scratch program

The weekly sessions allow us to have an optimal follow up on each learner bringing them from learning about the importance of being familiar with programming to creating their first games and stories together, from Body.scratch.

13+ • Create your Body.coding version from any language you want to learn

We bring each learner from learning about the importance of being familiar with programming to creating their first visual art, games, stories together,  from Body.scratch and self-created languages. We want them to have more agency about designing their collective future!

Our main partner decreatievecode.nl is a platform from MU [Hybrid Art House] that uses programming as a creative tool and as an active way to learn more about art. Students also learn to look critically at technology by starting creating it themselves.

F.A.Q.

What makes Body.scratch different from other youth coding courses and platforms?

We believe it is essential to learn how to interact healthfully, playfully and creatively with technology from an early age.
A central notion in our pedagogic process is integrating the body in the learning process. Very often, screen-based interactions and curriculums omit to take body memory and motoric development into account, resulting in having deficiency in the learning capabilities of children. Being productive and efficient do not work in the long run with unhealthy habits. Children find joy and meaning in being able to move while learning. And let's be real, we know how cool it is to drop some slick moves with friends!

Which computer languages do you teach?

We base our workshops on Scratch, which is very accessible for children already. This is our current focus. In a near future we will be developing formats for other languages.

What will be the final restitution of the workshops?

Depending on which workshop and age group, the final outcome may differ. From an understanding of the basics of computational thinking during discovery sessions, to the actual making of tangible animations, games, stories, automated systems during bootcamps and weekly workshops. For advanced learners, we offer the guidance to develop their own body.code language from the process to the application.

My child has no experience with code or dancing. Are these courses good for beginners?

Fantastic! It is much easier to start on a clean sheet with no “bad habits” integrated already. No experience in coding or dancing is required, we make sure to manage a suitable amount of students so we can be present with them every time they need support.

Are these courses online or on site?

As of today, we provide both online & hybrid classes to schools based in the Netherlands, since we understand the importance of being present with the body when we teach. There is already free content on our various socials: TikTok, Instagram, Linkedin.

We are currently designing optimal ways to provide tailored content online to schools. If you are a school representative eager to help your children learn programming playfully, healthfully and collaboratively, we invite you for a free 30mn call for us to listen to you, your challenges and needs.

What about the COVID-19 situation and measures?

We are making sure to provide hydroalcoholic gel. We kindly ask you to bring your masks. The food provided will also be displayed in a way to avoid too much collective contact in order to take it.

What are the daily hours of the different workshops?

In general workshops are scheduled as follow :
• Discovery sessions — 09.00-10.30 / 11.00-12.30 / 14.00-15.30 / 16.00-17.30
• Bootcamps — 09.00-14.0
• Weekly sessions — it has to be discussed and designed to find the perfect fit for you

However, hours may differ depending on current conditions, specific needs or exceptional situations.

Will you provide food during the bootcamps?

There won't be complete meals offered, but we are offering fruits, snacks and drinks for everyone to regain some energy when necessary!

Who are the people behind Body.scratch?

We are a group of passionate educators specialized in embodied learning and creative technology. Our founder is Alvin Arthur and our pedagogic consultant is Lex van der Steen. We closely collaborate with decreatievecode.nl platform to develop the workshops in schools. Find out more about us here.