Our Ethos

The Ninja code of conduct: To attack a series of obstacles with a lack of fear, determination, and strength.

At the Ninja Code Academy, we take that Ninja philosophy and apply it to software coding. Our ethos is founded on the principle that everyone, whatever their age or gender,must have a strong understanding of what software code does, how it is used and how it affects our everyday lives. We interact with software code daily, whether you use a computer, smartphone, TV, car or other gadgets. Just look at the smart phone revolution as the apps. available for download today exceed 1.5 million each on Android and Apple.

Our team at the Ninja Code Academy especially like this quote from 2013(!)

will.i.am: Musician/The Black Eyed Peas and Entrepreneur

“Here we are, 2013, we ALL depend on technology to communicate, to bank, and none of us know how to read and write code. It’s important for these kids, right now, starting at 8 years old, to read and write code.”

About the Founder

What we do?

Let’s get physical! We will kick start an apprentice Ninja’s interest by inspiring invention through curiosity, fluency, reasoning and problem solving. We enhance the computing national curriculum with creative learning through physical computing.

Objective: Make it relevant, make it fun and make it cool!.

Max Levchin, CEO and Co-founder, PayPal

“Learning to code will be a huge booster for your future, no matter what your professional plans may be. Learning to code will also make you extremely cool!”

Coding is the 4th literacy; everyone needs to know how our digital world works, not just engineers. We don’t even know what jobs will exist in the next 10 years, but being digitally aware, you will be prepared.

Do you have a child inventor? Do you want to inspire one? Are you an aspiring inventor?  Inventors can be girls and boys; men and women of all ages and we will show you how.

Although we are aiming at girls and boys from Key Stage 2 Junior Ninja’s, to Key Stage 5 Senior Ninja’s, we will soon be announcing clubs for adults.

Come and meet us by signing up for a Free Insight session at a location near you Register.

Why learn to code?

“The programmers of today will be the wizards of tomorrow. You will seem like you have magical abilities compared to everyone else.”

The UK government were especially keen to get programming onto the national curriculum and have acted directly on this.

  • In 2014, the UK became the first country in the world to put Computing at the heart of the school curriculum for every child aged 5-16 years old. Now compulsory along with Science, English and Mathematics.
  • This makes the UK the first major G20 economy in the world to implement this on a national level.
  • “This initiative is a landmark policy change that will arm a generation of school-leavers with the skills for the 21st century, enabling them to make the most of this unique opportunity and lead the global race in innovation.”
  • George Osbourne – Chancellor of the Exchequer:
    • Backing technology and ensuring our children are equipped with the skills for the future is part of our economic plan.
    • Britain is the place to start and grow a new tech company.
    • This year by introducing coding into the curriculum, we are making sure Britain is ”The” place to learn to code.
    • Replaced the “obsolete and boring” curriculum with forward thinking and modern objectives.

Inspiring “The Inventor” in you

In an engaging environment, apprentice Ninja’s will learn to design, interface and control real world sensors and devices to do “fun” things with simple and easy to learn software code that reads much like the English language! This will equip you at home where you can continue to create and enhance your learning experience, providing the foundation to become that budding inventor. We will nurture you along the way and even help you develop your next big idea!

What is Physical Computing and What Will You Learn?

In the broadest sense, Physical Computing means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to events. In practical use, the term most often describes design or DIY hobby projects thatuse various sensors and microcontrollers to translate “real world” analogue or digital signals like buttons, to a software systemand control outputs through electro-mechanical devices such as motors, servos, lighting displays and other hardware. Let’s not forget IoT, the next big “thing”… . See course outline here.