Our workshops are designed to encourage computational thinking and provide activities which promote collaboration between children.
We have designed the content to be both fun and engaging, whilst at the same time ensuring that children are learning some of the key concepts used in programming.
We have small class sizes of up to 8 children, which allow the tutors time to support the needs and learning of each child.
The BBC micro:bit is an integral part of the workshop and the children will learn how to use it to code, create and play games, as well as using it to programme other devices.
Our materials & resources are stimulating and engaging, for example the children enjoy handling the physical devices such as the 'Macqueen Buggies' and 'robots'.
Workshop 1 - An Introduction to Coding - using the BBC micro:bit
4 x 1 hour sessions
Session One - 1 Hr
Meet the BBC micro:bit
Worksheet 'Intro to micro:bit'
Download a Hex file
Let's Code using the makecode editor
Code and roll your own digital dice
Session Two - 1 Hr
Learn about the bits and blocks
Create your own name tag
Create a simple animation
Create your own animation
Extension - Code and play whack a mole
Session Three - 1 Hr
Code and play rock,paper,scissors
Learn about Logic 'if else' to make decisions
Extension - Code and play invaders
Session Four - 1 Hr
Learn about the Maqueen buggy
Code the robotic buggy to move and mix colours
Workshop 2 - Introduction to Robotics
2 hours 30 min session