Pupils coding using the BBC micro:bit

Pupils creating some amazing games on the BBC micro:bit during a Code Created Workshop.

We’ve had a really busy few weeks leading up to the Christmas break, running workshops in London, Birmingham, Derby and Guildford!

We’re now taking bookings for the Spring term, and we have five fantastic workshops which we can tailor to pupils aged 6-16, including our popular Coding Games Workshop, our BBC micro:bit Workshop (which has been super popular this year, especially with pupils in Years 5, 6, 7, and 8), our Introduction to Coding entry level workshop for younger students, our new Python Workshop, and our new Introduction to Website Design and Development Workshop too. We also run workshops to help teachers get to grips with coding (and teaching coding) too!

If you’d like to discuss booking a workshop, please give us a call on 0845 299 3874, or request a call. You can also book online today using our new online booking system. We offer special discounts when booking more than one workshop, and all workshops include follow-on support and follow-up materials.

BBC micro:bit Workshop

For pupils aged 9 - 16

Our BBC micro:bit Workshop teaches your class about the micro:bit, making some apps and games with them during the workshop (we bring our own micro:bits too if your school doesn't yet have any!). We’ll introduce them to MakeCode, the coding language that the micro:bit uses, and teach them the fundamentals of coding before we work on some really fun projects! For older students, we can even use Python with the micro:bit!

 

Coding Games Workshop

For pupils aged 7 - 16

 

Our Coding Games Workshop teaches the basics of coding and game development. We'll teach coding fundamentals with a very practical workshop, giving pupils plenty of hands-on time with code. We will then work on a mobile game with your class, uploading the game to the app stores so the pupils can show off to their family and friends when they get home!

Introduction to Coding Workshop

For pupils aged 6 - 9

Our new Introduction to Coding workshop is a great way to get pupils started with code. Using visual programming tools such as Scratch, Kodu, and Minecraft HoC, we'll teach the fundamentals behind coding, and begin to look at how pupils can write their own apps and games. This is an extremely accessible workshop, suitable for all ages as an introduction to programming.

 

Python Workshop

For pupils aged 10 - 16

 

Our new Python Workshop is great for teaching coding fundamentals through a real-world programming language. We will use Python (a programming language used by companies such as Google and NASA) to teach coding basics! During the workshop, we will learn how to use Python’s loops, conditional programming, and more, to build some really cool projects including interactive quizzes, a two-player game, and Python-based micro:bit apps including a working spirit level and more!