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Coding with Botley Workshop for Schools

A robotics workshop for younger children

This is a beginner workshop that is designed to teach early years and KS1 students coding with the popular Botley robot. The children will use logic and step coding with Botley to perform a variety of tasks including, turning, performing loops, line following, detecing objects, and making sounds. Please check our Coding with Robots Workshop for coding workshops for students aged 6+.


Reception: 3 sessions x 1 hr 15 mins
(20 participants per session)
Primary: 3 sessions x 1 hr 15 mins
(30 participants per session)

Age Groups

EYFS - Y1, Reception

Step Coding

  • Code Botley to follow directions using a remote programmer.
  • Code Botley to get from A to B using step cards.
Botley Remote Programmer

Line Following

  • Watch Botley follow a line using it's sensors.
Botley Line Following

Object Detection

  • Code Botley to avoid hitting objects.
Botley Object Detection

Other Coding Activities

  • Use Botley to make sound patterns.
  • Use secret codes to turn Botley in to dinosaur, ghost, police car, and more.
Botley Lit Up

Day Itinerary*

Reception & EYFS

* The activities may vary on the day depending on the length of the sessions and the age and ability of the participants.


Please contact us to obtain a quote or request our price guide.


Available Regions

Anywhere in England, Anywhere in Northern Ireland, Anywhere in Scotland, Anywhere in Wales, Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Bristol, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cornwall, County Durham, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, East Riding of Yorkshire, East Sussex, Essex, Gloucestershire, Greater London, Greater Manchester, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Isle of Wight, Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, London, Merseyside, Norfolk, North Yorkshire, Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, South Yorkshire, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Tyne and Wear, Warwickshire, West Midlands, West Sussex, West Yorkshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Antrim, Ards, Armagh City and District, Ballymena, Ballymoney, Banbridge, Belfast, Carrickfergus, Castlereagh, Coleraine, Cookstown, Craigavon, Derry City and Strabane, Down, Dungannon and South Tyrone, Fermanagh, Larne, Limavady, Lisburn, Magherafelt, Moyle, Newry and Mourne, Newtownabbey, North Down, Omagh, Strabane, Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, City of Edinburgh, Clackmannanshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Dundee City, East Ayrshire, East Dunbartonshire, East Lothian, East Renfrewshire, Falkirk, Fife, Glasgow City, Highland, Inverclyde, Midlothian, Moray, Na h-Eileanan Siar, North Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, Orkney Islands, Perth and Kinross, Renfrewshire, Scottish Borders, Shetland Islands, South Ayrshire, South Lanarkshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire, West Lothian, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd, Isle of Anglesey, Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouthshire, Neath Port Talbot, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Swansea, Torfaen, Vale of Glamorgan, Wrexham

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