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Coding with Robots Workshop for Schools

Based on the BBC micro:bit and Maqueen robot

This is a beginner workshop that is designed to teach children the basics of Coding & programming of robots. It is based on the micro:bit programming device developed by the BBC. The students will be given an introduction to the popular Microsoft MakeCode and Python programming languages.


Primary: 3 sessions x 1 hr 30 mins or
2 sessions x 2 hrs 30 mins
(30 participants per session)
Secondary/Higher: 3 sessions x 1 hr 30 mins or
2 sessions x 2 hrs 30 mins or
1 sessions x 5 hrs
(20 participants per session)

Age Groups

Y1 - Y13, Higher Education, Special Educational Needs (SEN)

Get Creative with the microbit

  • Code the LED display to show your name, smiley faces, flashlight sequences and more.
  • Code to use the accelerometer and thermometer sensors.
  • Code to build a compass.

Code the Maqueen Robot

  • Learn basic robotics.
  • Code a gesture controlled robot.
Maqueen Robot

Coding Programmes

  • Primary and secondary school children will learn to use the Microsoft MakeCode block programming to build the foundation knowledge of coding.
MakeCode Microbit Programming

Day Itinerary*

Primary, Secondary and Higher

* 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.


Vidura visited our school with his ‘Coding with Robots’ workshop. The workshop was packed with scaffolded activities which lead the pupils through using code to control an LED display, incorporating sound, measuring the earth's gravitational field strength, and on to controlling a robot and obstacle avoidance. The workshop was very interactive and it provided our pupils with an insight into some of the applications of coding in the world today.

Georgia Wiseman, Carew Academy


Available Regions

Anywhere in England
Anywhere in Northern Ireland
Anywhere in Scotland
Anywhere in Wales

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