Create an App Challenge

  • October 9, 2018 - October 17, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Free coding sessions for 8-24 year olds

In support of the EU Code Week Wall Heath Scouts will be running free coding sessions at their HQ from 6:30pm-9:30pm on October 9th, 10th, 16th and 17th. Numbers are limited so please register early to secure a place. Please select a ticket for each day your would like to attend. The main event page is located at

Learn to create an App

  • Use simple drag-and-drop tools to create an App which runs on your Android phone or tablet
  • If you don’t have an Android phone/tablet then come along for a session to learn about how to Apps are constructed
  • Learn to create apps which use all the features of your phone : camera, Bluetooth, wifi, motion sensors, voice commands, speech output, send texts/tweets
  • Create simple games or complex applications—it’s up to you
  • Pick up where you left off—no need to attend all sessions
  • Take your work home with you—everything we do in these sessions can be done at home with no extra gadgets required


  • You must be aged between 8 and 24 years old
  • A knowledge of how to use a computer and smart phone is desirable but not essential
  • Use of a programming package such as Scratch is sufficient
  • Bring along an Android phone or tablet and USB charging cable for the best experience (iPhones and iPads will not work as they have too many restrictions—we will provide a ‘virtual’ phone to develop your apps but you can only do basic apps with this)

Before you come

On the day

  • If you have one, bring your Android device and charging cable with you
  • Make sure you know your Google Account and password
  • The course is held in a secure computer room in the scout HQ – you may drop your child off at 6:30pm and pick them up at 8:30pm
  • Your child will need to be signed in and out by an adult – please be on-time a leave a contact number
  • We have toilet facilities but there will be no food or drink provided – please bring drinks in sealable containers and no fizzy drinks (there will be a lot of computer equipment and electronic devices on desks)


1st Wall Heath Scouts, Enville Road, Wall Heath, West Midlands, DY6 0JT, United Kingdom


Our HQ is located not far from the centre of Wall Heath to the rear of the Community Centre. There is plenty of onsite parking.