Welcome to the Nimblino universe!
Meet Professor Nimblino: Head of Ideas at Nimble Arts. If you love making things, travelling through time, solving fantastical problems, battling with evil villains, and overcoming impossible obstacles to save the day...then you're in the right place.
Nimble Adventurers are a brave band of online explorers aged 4-11 who assistProfessor Nimblino and his team of time-travelling friends every school holiday via our Nimble Adventurers Live quests. But their missions are far from easy...with the scheming Queen Icelinda and her evil band of gruggles battling for world domination, they certainly have to stay on their toes. Want to join us?! See how below.
WHAT IS nimble adventurers LIVE?
Nimble Adventurers Live is an interactive adventure that takes place every school holidays which you can take part in from home via Class Dojo virtual classroom. Registration costs £20 per family for each holiday. When you sign up to take part we will help you create a Class Dojo account for you, and for each of your children (this is separate from any accounts you may already have for school). The accounts allow children under your supervision (or independently if you are happy for them to use their own or a family tablet/laptop) to safely upload audio, video and pictures of their work to the Nimble Arts team. This work is never shared publicly and other children taking part cannot see or comment on uploaded work - but we regularly share examples of what children have been making in the Class Story to create a team atmosphere. Every piece of work uploaded receives positive comments from Professor Nimblino and points that children love to collect and can be used towards accessing special extras. Each day is a combination of mental, physical and creative challenges to keep your children active and engaged over the holidays.
The adventure starts at 10am each day (excluding Bank Holidays) during school holidays where children will receive a message from the Professor on the Class Story within the Class Dojo app (or desktop version). This will let them know what they will need to do to access the day's activity page - they might need to crack a code or solve a problem to move forward. Once they have completed this task they will be able to open the web page containing their tasks for the day and the next stage of the adventure. The web page will have embedded videos (some of which are YouTube videos set as 'suitable for children') and instructions. At any point before 4pm children can complete and upload pictures, videos or audio responses to all or any of the tasks. During the day the Professor and other characters may post urgent messages on the Class Story which parents will also be able to see...and so the adventure continues. At 4pm the Professor will post the outcome of that day's adventure.
Age Groups and Parental Help
This is not just something that can be put on a screen with children left to their own devices - younger children will need to be guided through the adventures and may need to be supported with the technology. We found during our first adventure that lots of Year 3-6's were able to work independently with some help for uploading. We have kept the price so low to reflect the support needed, and you can make each day what you want - do one or two activities, or go full pelt to complete everything! It's completely up to you and we will celebrate anything that children submit. We realise lots of parents are working at the same time as home-schooling and the challenges this brings. We have tried to make the adventures as engaging as possible and the points and interaction with the team something to keep children motivated - but please note that with such a wide age range, your support will be needed at different stages.
What You Will Need
When you sign up we will send you a list of what might be needed for each day - these are all household items and you can always use an alternative.
ClassDojo is optimized for iPhone, iPads, Android phones and tablets, as well as any computer.
It will work on the following device types/operating systems:
iOS devices: requires OS 11+
Android phones and tablets: require Android 5+
Kindle Fire (second generation +)
On any computer, it supports Google Chrome and Firefox (and highly recommend you use the latest versions available)
Please note that ClassDojo is no longer supported on Internet Explorer 10, if you are using Internet Explorer 10, you will be prompted to update your browser. We recommend Google Chrome.
We were so thrilled with the positive feedback we received from our Easter Nimble Adventurers Live! We also listened to parent recommendations for our next adventure and will be putting all these into practice for our next adventure including simplifying explanations and using less text and more video.
'Thank you for doing this...it kept my daughter busy for good many hours on various days and it was helpful for us to keep doing our work' Parent, 20th April 2020, via e-mail
'My kids LOVED it!' Parent, 20th April 2020, via e-mail
'I thought it was absolutely amazing' Parent, 20th April 2020, via e-mail
'It was great. My daughters attention span often isn’t great so we loved that you could dip in and out. She’s still asking to go back and complete the bits that we haven’t done' Parent, 20th April 2020, via e-mail
If you didn't join us in April you can catch up with the story so far and see examples of the incredible work done by over 200 families in the video below.
Our May Half-term adventure will run on week days from TUESDAY 26th MAY - Friday 5th June
YES, we've already rescued all 10 of Professor Nimblino's grandchildren from being lost in time and space, and YES we helped capture the evil Queen Icelinda, her whiney daughter Icecreama and her faithful (and quite smelly) servant Grugg. But just as we thought we were safe who should reappear after years on the run but Prince Shiveron of the Ice Lands and he's only gone and captured Inspector Yearspan and her whole team of Time Squad Agents! Without them the universe just IS NOT SAFE! And guess who Prince Shiveron's mum is....yup, QUEEN ICELINDA! So the first place he's heading is straight to Judge Jamjar's Jail to rescue her. We HAVE TO GET THEIR FIRST!