The 2019/2020 academic year was an amazing year for us, running our Coding Workshops all over the UK, teaching primary and secondary school pupils programming skills and working with them on apps and games. We were delivering sessions right up until lockdown and we quickly moved to online delivery of our content, using a platform we built ourselves which allows us to safely and securely deliver workshops to an entire class, and even help students remotely!

We’re now taking bookings for the Autumn/Winter 2020 term, and we now have five fantastic workshops which we can tailor to pupils aged 6-16, all of them updated with new content for the new academic year.

Our two most popular workshops, our Coding Games Workshop and our BBC micro:bit Workshop have both been refreshed with brand new content. We also have our Introduction to Coding entry-level workshop for younger students.

For older students, we have our Python Workshop and our new Getting Started with Website Design and Development Workshop. We also run workshops to help teachers get to grips with coding (and teaching coding) too!

COVID-19: We are able to deliver these sessions in schools from September 14th 2020. If you would feel more comfortable with online delivery, we have our own online platform which we built ourselves (we are app and games developers after all!) that allows us to deliver sessions to a class and also allows us to safely and remotely help any pupils that get stuck! If you would like to discuss how we can safely deliver our workshops to your school, please do drop us an email or give us a ring on 0845 299 3874.

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!

Getting Started with Website Design and Development

For pupils aged 14+

 

Our new Getting Started with Website Design and Development Workshop is a great way to introduce your pupils to coding. We’ll focus on HTML, CSS and JavaScript throughout a full-day workshop. At the end of the day, they will have a working website, along with notes and support so they are equipped to design an online portfolio for their work, or other project.