Join the fun these holidays!

At The Mind Lab we show 7-12 year-olds how to explore, experiment and engage with technology in ways that’ll enhance their learning, inspire their thinking and help them develop skills for the future. We do this through active, hands-on learning where they become creators, not consumers, of technology.

The Mind Lab @ MOTAT School Holiday Workshops

Tech & Creativity
We use the latest tech with the most creative minds!
Celebrate Failure
Learning by doing! Join the F.A.I.L club.
Collaborate & Learn Together
We work together to make learning fun.
Absolutely loves Mind Lab, the learning experiences and discoveries and the teachers. Sophia comes home and gets on building new websites, does more coding and revisits electronic things she's built to improve them, extending her learning and taking it back to school.

- Parent to Sophia

This is what we offer:

WEEK ONE

Monday 8th July – Coding & Film Making

Mind Labber’s Got Talent

Roll up, roll up! The talent show’s in town. Could coding or film-making be your hidden talent? Show off your skills and learn new ones together. Using App Inventor, webcams and movie-making software, we’ll create cool media you can keep building on at home.

Tuesday 9th July – Electronic Engineering & Web Design

Happy Campers

Kids go wild for this workshop! Bring your top survivalist skills as we explore renewable energy and design an awesome Wix website for happy campers. These newfound skills will survive the test of time.

Wednesday 10th July – Get Thinking & Graphic Design

Under the Sea

We’ll be swimming in cool ideas at our Under the Sea workshop. Let’s put on our thinking caps to solve the big plastic problem in the ocean. In Graphic Design, we’ll let our imaginations swim free as we design creatures from the weird and wonderful world deep below.

Thursday 11th July – Animation & Robotics

Around the World

Take a trip through Animation and Robotics. We’ll go on a journey of discovery as we create a robotic device that could help us with our travels around the world. In Animation, we’ll design a travel diary to document all our best adventures.

Friday 12th July – Science and Engineering & 3D Design

Arty-Party

Get science, electronics and 3D design down to a fine art. Imaginations run wild as we find inspiration all around us, flexing our creative muscles on Arty-Party Friday!

WEEK TWO

Monday 15th July – 3D Design & Coding

The Mind Lab Scavenger Hunt

Design a 3D map and create code that that can help navigate through a scavenger hunt. Using Micro:bits, Make Code and Tinkercad, we’re bound to uncover some cool new skills along the way.

Tuesday 16th July – Robotics & Electronic Engineering

Gadget Gurus

Go, go gadget gurus! Explore a smorgasbord of robots and find out how they work. (Can any of them do our homework?) Plus, get in the mindset of an electronic engineer as we create our very own devices.

Wednesday 17th July – Animation & Graphic Design

Farm Festivity

If you lived on a farm, what would your day-to-day life look like? Take a walk on the wild side in our Animation workshop. In Graphic Design, we’ll use Inkscape to design our very own farms.

Thursday 18th July – Film Making & Internet of Things

Superheroes

Mind Labbers assemble! We’ll film our own superhero movies as we discover our awesome alter egos. Like all good superheroes, we’ll need some cool gadgets – so let’s create our own.

Friday 19th July – Science and Engineering & Web Design

Book Banquet

Once upon a time…there was a storytelling workshop! Bring a tale to life through audio engineering as a Foley Artist in Science and Engineering. In Web Design, we’ll create a ‘Choose Your Own Adventure’ story.

Book your holiday experience

At each action-packed full-day workshop we’ll cover two future-focused topics.
COST: $150 per full day
DISCOUNTS: Booking the whole week (or more)? Apply the code 5daydeal2019 to each of your bookings for a big discount. (Hint: book with friends and share this discount over any 5+ bookings.)
Use earlybird33 to get 20% off one day.