Books to Inspire Coding & Robotics

I have been running a Coding and Robotics Club at school for a couple of years now. I started with coding and last year...

2016 Junior School Hour of Code

What a fun way to enjoy the penultimate day of the 2016 school year! A whole school 'Hour of Code'. This activity usually takes place...

Fun with a Laptop!

Learning by taking apart! Recently I set up a Makerspace activity for our girls to dismantle a couple of old laptops. I found illustrations and explanations...

Our First LEGO League Journey

A few months ago I approached my principal about entering a team into the First LEGO League competition, as always, she was very supportive....

The Digital Technologies Hub

Some time ago while I was out running I received a phone call from Chris Harte (educational consultant) to talk about the development of the...

First LEGO League Preparation

'Time' is always a challenge at school, so preparing for a robotics competition was going to mean extra time outside of school. Today, being Sunday, from...

Technovation

I'm so excited this term to be part of our 'Technovation' group with a large number of Year 5 and Year 6 students. The...

Bletchley Park…..where computing began!

  I had an amazing day with my sister-in-law, learning about the incredible work of the 'codebreakers' during WWII at Bletchley Park. I knew I...

Fun with NeoPixels!

 I was fortunate to attend a workshop on using Neopixels with conductive thread. My wonderful colleague, friend and ‘Makerspace’ guru, Anne Weaver, told me...

Book Week MakerFaire

What a wonderful week! This year in our Junior Library we created a MakerFaire where parents and students could visit and 'Make'! During the weeks...