Winter 2017

7 week workshops are being offered this winter on Saturdays starting  September 24th.  We have a Jr. Robotics programme for children 7 and 8 years old in Waterloo. A Sr Robotics programme for children aged 9 - 14 in Waterloo. A Minecraft club for children ages 8 to 14 in Waterloo.


  • Robotics Saturday Mornings, starting Jan 14 - March 4th (7weeks) 10am-12pm (No class on Family Day weekend)
  • Minecraft Saturday Afternoons, starting Jan 14 - March 4th (7weeks) 1:30 pm-3:30pm (No class on Family Day weekend)

Location: Knox Presbyterian Church 50 Erb St. W., Waterloo, ON

Register online click here

What happens?

Minecraft Club will consist of two hours of exploring and building in minecraft worlds and experimenting with a few Mods. Some weeks students will take on art projects inside Minecraft, other weeks students will explore prebuilt worlds, some weeks we will introduce Mods that bring new features to the game. Mods bring a new dimension to the game that can't be experienced on a console or mobile device.  Exploring Minecraft as part of a group brings an entirely different dimension to Minecraft as students make new friends and tackle new challenges. 7 Week programme, ages 8 to 14. To sign up visit our registration page.  Students with special needs who need a smaller class size way wish to explore our options at Kidsability. Students must stay with the group in the classroom and follow teachers instructions to stay in the class. 


Robotics Workshops are appropriate for any level of  Lego robot designer from the complete novice to a seasoned expert.  We will divide into groups and master design, construction, and programming of our robots. Then we will put our robots to the test in a fun competition, completing a number of tasks. 8 Week programme

Jr. Robotics workshops for 7 and 8 year olds using lego WeDo system. 

Sr. Robotics workshops for 9 to 14 year olds using lego Mindstorm EV3 system. 


 “A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.” 

― Albert Einstein




For the safety of all participants disruptive behaviour or bullying will not be permitted at Brick Works Academy. Staff reserves the right to ask parents of disruptive students to withdraw from the programme. Refunds are not available to those who have disrupted the programme and been asked to leave. Disruptive behaviour includes but is not limited to: not following instructions, not staying with the group, not putting equipment away, disrespecting instructors or other students, violence, inappropriate language.