Welcome to Youthtown @ home
Not just activities...
but a safe online experience
Youthtown @ home, brings the joy, activities and connections from our programmes, delivered as a safe online experience. Your children can develop their skills, learn, be entertained and connect with others, under the guidance of our amazing team, whilst you finish your work day or prep for dinner.
Our weekly guided classes, hosted in secure online groups enable your child to get a great experience from the comfort of their own home.
Starting with Minecraft Mondays and the Imagination lab STEAM kits, these are perfect way to make the most of the time between school and dinner.
Joining us online! To make sure you are able to watch our stream please ensure the following:
- You will need to have a device that loads between 3-25mbps.
- Ideally a wired connection through Ethernet if you are not using a mobile device.
- View settings of 720HP.
- Make sure you have access to any parental internet controls (change security settings to access live.
We know there are many minecraft fans out there who want to know more, and be part of some incredible worlds.
Minecraft Mondays are hosted by our resident minecraft expert Chad. Each Monday of term (starting 13th Feb) from 4.30-5.30pm, Chad will be setting challenges, giving tips and tricks and guiding and supporting the group to accomplish some amazing minecraft builds, as well as having a great time!
If your child loves Minecraft, this is a safe way for them to chat with other minecrafters. If they are new to it, they can learn all about the incredible world of minecraft.
Sign up for just $7 a week
Suitable for ages 5+
How Does it Work?
You will be sent a link each week to access our secure server and then be a part of our closed Facebook live group where players can work together to explore our online world.
You will need to give us your minecraft username on sign up.
We can support both Java and Bedrock versions.
Term one online sessions run: 13th Feb, 20 Feb, 27 Feb, 6 March, 13 March, 27 March, 3 April.
Kia ora, I'm Chad and I have been a part of the Youthtown family for over 5 years.
I've always loved gaming and one of those games has been Minecraft. I have been playing Minecraft during my spare time for over 10 years and enjoy it even more now that I can play with my girls at home. I'm really excited that we now have our very own Youthtown server and we are able to share the fun and challenges that Minecraft has to offer. I can't wait for us to build our Youthtown world together!
Future scientists, engineers, tech gurus and creatives watch out, this is perfect for you!
Imagination Lab - STEAM Kits, give your tamariki the opportunity to explore and develop their creativity and engineering skills and imagine a world of possibilities. These amazing kits are designed to get them excited about science, technology, engineering, art and maths - or STEAM for short.
Every child loves to get a surprise through the mail. Your child will receive their own kit with the elements they need to create cool projects. From robots, to masks and cars, they will learn about circuits, gears, solar power and combine science and maths with art, in a fun, creative way.
Then join our live weekly online class with Ella - our STEAM Leader and she will show you how to take the elements from the box and create something amazing.
Sign up for our term one STEAM Kit for just $143 (standard delivery) - inlcudes three STEAM boxes plus 9 x hour online sessions.
How Does it Work?
Each term, your child will receive by courier, 3 separate kits (sent roughly one per month, but timings may vary slightly) Then every week of term you will be a sent a link to join our closed online group, each Wednesday of term ( starting 15th Feb) at 4.30-5.30pm, Ella will teach the group how to build the kit and what they can do with it.
Your child will be able to ask questions and get guidance with their build and take it to the next stage. The kits will generally take 4 weeks of classes to create and explore.
The kits come with the elements required, but you will also need a few other things from around the house, such as pens or tape. When your kit arrives, it will tell you what else will be required so you have time to prepare before the online class.
Term one online sessions run: 15th Feb, 22 Feb, 1st March, 8 March, 15 March, 29 March, 5 April, and then the first two weeks of Term 2 on 26 April and 3 May
Ella will be our Imagination Lab host! Every week you will see her online to help build and use your STEAM kit.
"Hey guys! I can't wait to lead the Imagination Lab. I have been with Youthtown for 5 years and moved around roles and now I am running our STEAM programme here at Youthtown. STEAM is all about exploring Science, Tech, Engineering, Arts and Maths. We have so many exciting new things coming to our programmes and all across the country this year and I can’t wait to share them with you."
Term One Kit - An Introduction to STEAM
Suitable for ages 7-14
For term one, we are going to be learning about Robots, understanding how circuits work and then using electric circuits to bring other projects to life. This kit includes the three boxes: Bristle Bots, Paper Circuits and E-Textiles. PLUS 7 hour long tutorial sessions with Ella starting on Wednesday 15th February at 4.30pm
Bristle Bots and Art Bots
Learn about positive and negative charges of a battery and how they work with different types of motors. In this box we will be looking at vibrating motors and what happens when they are connected to a positive and negative power source.
You will also need to supply:Paper or plastic cupTape3 Felt Pens
Learn more about circuits and use this knowledge to make paper circuits. They will create light up cards, masks and origami before designing their own projects.
You will also need to supply:Tape4 pieces or coloured card4 pieces of coloured paperEmpty toilet rollsScissorsGlue StickPlastic straw
An e-textile kit that takes you from beginner to expert with multiple projects. You will learn how to sew an eletric circuit in a variety of projects. E-textiles incorporates electric circuits to bring sewing projects to life with light.
You will also need to supply:Hot glue gunPlain thread
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