Accelerated Computer Science Fundamentals​ - Play New Meta Academy





Ready to level up your summer?

Ready to level up your summer?

Intensive crash course into the world of Computer Science, Coding and 3D modelling

All coaches have undergone an enhanced DBS check. Child Safeguarding Policy can be found Here


12 - 14
years old


2-5 day bootcamps in August


9.30am to 3pm

(early drop-off from 8.30am)


From £199


116H Upper St

London N1 1QP


Using С++ as a primary tool, we will cover fundamental concepts that apply to any programming language and provide a solid foundation for further study of Algorithms and Data Structures, as well as a start in Competitive Programming. Solving logical problems through computer science methods is exactly what your child needs if they aspire to work at major tech companies like Google.

Students will go through an intensive, high-impact deep dive into C++ Programming and 3D Modelling with Tinkercad

Our methodology goes beyond what you can find in any school curriculum, as our course was designed and taught to inspire the future generation of the top 0.1% of software engineers


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We are based at Play New Meta, a gaming arena in Angel Islington.

116H Upper Street, N1 1QP. 


  1. Understanding fundamental algorithmic structures, laying a solid foundation for the Algorithms and Data Structures course.
  2. Developing the ability to apply coding knowledge to solve mathematical problems and enhance logical thinking.
  3. Learn the basics of 3D modelling to develop spatial awareness and creativity, making first step to digital art and animation.
  4. Experience gaming as an avenue to foster the development of cognitive skills, social abilities, and collaborative teamwork.
  5. Obtain official Play New Meta Academy diploma and course transcript

Learning outcomes

Camp Schedule

Here’s sample of what a week in this course could look like. Please remember that students may progress at different rates, and we uniquely tailor our approach to each group, reserving the right to adjust the program to ensure children feel comfortable and engaged.

We provide a lunch break from 13:00 to 13:30, allowing children to replenish with snacks brought from home and enjoy outdoor time, weather permitting.

Graphic Design

09:30 - 11:15

Day 1

Introduction to Tinkercad

Introduction to the interface, controls, basic shapes and tools.

Day 2

Shape Transformation

Learn techniques for combining and subtracting shapes, work with alignment tools.

Day 3

Creating Repetitive Patterns

Tools for copying and duplicating objects, secrets of creating complex shapes simply.

Day 4

Work with References

Deconstructing Images: Learn about the right tools and methods to efficiently deconstruct complex images

Day 5

Individual Project Work

Developing your own model from start to finish.


11:30 - 13:00

Day 1

Input and Output, Arithmetic Operations

Hello World classics, introduction to online judge system (automated testing system).

Day 2

Data Types, Variables, Logic Problem Solving

Understand C++ data types, variable declaration, and solve logic problems.

Day 3

Master if-else statements for solving mathematical problems with multiple branches of solutions.

Day 4

Loops with Counters, Loops with Conditions

Explore for and while loops, apply them to create mathematical sequences.

Day 5

Problem-solving Competition

Engage in a competition solving problems encountered in previous lessons, fostering skill and speed.


13:30 - 15:00

Day 1

Fortnite Basics

Part 1: Guess the skin
Part 2: Squad Builds Drops

Day 2

Building and Box fights

Part 1: Building Workshop
Part 2: Box fight 1v1s

Day 3

Team Tactis and Game Analysis

Part 1: Red Vs Blue Battle Island
Part 2: Gameplay reviews

Day 4

Advanced Team Tactis

Part 1: Learning and exploring two-player test cases such as “Fireboy & Watergirl"
Part 2: Learning how to 2v2 with teammates

Day 5

Tournament and Pro Workshop

Part 1: 1v1 Tournament with prizes
Part 2: Pro Player Meet and Greet and Q and A

Why our camp?

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Highly Qualified

An In-person course with
cutting-edge equipment

Quick start to Competitive Programming

Well balanced course combining сomplexity, creativity and fun

Development of problem-solving and critical-thinking skills

The perfect place to find like-minded friends

Meet your Teachers

Course author and instructor

Maryna Hladkykh

Maryna is highly-qualified Computer science teacher from Ukraine. A founder of //magic school, an in-person programming school based in Kharkiv, Ukraine. Maryna has spent the last 10 years teaching kids programming at the highest level, she specializes in preparing students to compete in both national and international competitions, including IOI and ICPC. 


Maryna is the author of a proprietary educational methodology in Computer Science, which has been effectively integrated into nationally top-ranked public and private schools in Ukraine.


Maryna is a Bachelor in Computer Science with Master’s in Secondary Education 

Minecraft Coding Coach

Maciej “Magic” Kalisz

I am the Play New Meta Academy Minecraft Coding coach, and I go by the name Magic. At college, I currently study Information Technology, and I plan to continue studying Computer Science at a degree level in the future.

I started coding at the age of 10, and used those skills to begin developing and coding my own Minecraft servers. Since then, I have continued developing my coding skills and now pass what I have learned on to my students!


We are based at New Meta Gaming Arena, a unique hub for all things related to gaming. You can find us Here

No, your child does not need to bring their own device. Our location is equipped with the latest computers that provide more than enough resources for the activities (INTEL I5-12400 2.5GHz & NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060, 144Hz Monitors, top of the line Cherry XTRFY peripherals)

We aim for a class size of 7-10 children to ensure that each child receives sufficient time and attention, while also providing enough peers to facilitate teamwork skill development.

No, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our curriculum is ingeniously designed so that concepts from each day integrate into the next, gradually enhancing complexity while ensuring a captivating learning journey.

Yes, that’s possible starting from Monday. Unfortunately, joining mid-week isn’t feasible since each day’s tasks build upon the knowledge from previous sessions

At this age, even a one-year difference can significantly impact how a child absorbs material. Therefore, we don’t recommend enrolling children younger than the specified age. However, an exception may apply if your child is a passionate enthusiast of programming, and you’re confident that it’s suitable for them.

Yes, you can reschedule dates if slots are available. Please notify us as early as possible in advance.

Yes, if you notify us a month in advance.
Otherwise, no. If we’ve reserved a spot for you, it may mean turning away someone else. Therefore, in the event of a complete cancellation, the deposit is non-refundable.

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