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You’d think after delivering gifts forever Santa Claus would be pretty confident about the global gift route on Christmas Eve, right? Of course, he mainly relies on Rudolph and co to get him from chimney A to B, however even flying reindeers need a break sometimes.

This Christmas Santa is going tech-savvy and using his own jet pack to get around instead … in coding land anyway.

Code Camp will be gifting a free festive Christmas-themed online coding class – Jet Pack Santa – for the next two weeks for all kids Australia-wide from December 13 – 23.

The introductory drag and drop coding lesson is designed for kids aged 7-12 who are new to coding and will take around one to two hours to complete. Coding teachers will be on standby live to support kids anytime from 9:30am – 3.30pm AEST each day.

“It’s been a tough year for everyone this year with lockdowns and home schooling,” said Ben Levi from Code Camp, Australia’s leading learn-to-code camp for kids aged 5 – 13. “We wanted to share our passion for coding and technology with kids and families in this free class so parents can have a break on us, and kids can do something fun and worthwhile.”

Other exciting programs available to kids at Code Camp these holidays at in-person camps, as well as some online programs, include YouTube Creators, Animation Camp, Code your Own DC Superhero and for the first time, the all-new Drone Camp.

“Our upcoming Drone Camp is already creating a lot of buzz,” says Ben Levi. “We know lots of kids are asking for drones this Christmas and teaching them proper drone piloting is important before they’re let loose.”

The scope of using drones within our daily lives is growing exponentially, making it a worthwhile pursuit for kids to explore.

Australian Drone business, Lord of the Trees, helms a global reforestation project that uses drone technology to replant seedpods into deforested areas worldwide.

“It’s very worthwhile for kids to learn drone tech as drones will be used in so many industries in the future,” says founder Aymeric Maudous. “In terms of sustainability the impact of climate change is going to be really huge and drones and robotics will hopefully help us mitigate those risks.”

Since 2013 Code Camp has inspired more than 100,000 kids in over 350 schools across Australia to unleash imaginative ideas through technology at their two-to-three-day camps at various school locations throughout the holidays, as well as through their online camp programs.

To access Jet Pack Santa visit codecamp.com.au/codewithsanta

For more information on other programs and to check locations visit: www.codecamp.com.au

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  • Lovely ideas. Thank you for sharing

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  • The kids will have so much fun, why couldn’t this have been around when my boys were little? I just love it

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  • this sounds like fun for all ages!

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  • This is a great ideas, which I’m sure the kids will love.

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  • What a wonderful fun idea – my kids are too old for this, but I do wish it had been around for them when they were younger. Hope everyone who has children who can do this activity has a wonderful time doing it.

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  • A cute idea to get kids involved in the magic of Santa.

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  • Sounds super fun! My girls are still too little but maybe something dad can do ????

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  • My kids are still too little this year, but looks very fun!

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  • So many new developments using technology. It’s exciting and a little overwhelming at the same time.

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  • Tech is definitely the way of the future and our kids will be learning things in school that i only wish we had growing up. It’s such a different world now.

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  • My kids are only two and ten months so they miss out until they’re old enough.
    I’m sure by the time they’re this age something new will be out as technology is constantly changing.

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  • That’s great for the kids, giving them extra things to learn.

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  • Another interesting idea that lots of kids will love.

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  • Love it, my son is obsessed with Santa

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  • Very cool for the kids who love coding

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