Little (and large) coders

Aspiring programmers aged seven to 11 can join in a three-part series of digital coding workshops in Enginuity’s FabLab this spring. The sessions explore the Blocks and Scratch programming language, using the coding to create fun games and animations; no previous experience is needed. Sessions will also look at controlling robots such as OhBot, a robot head that you can speak to, and the easy to construct Ez-Bot, as well as programme a BBC micro:bit and littleBits Gizmos and Gadgets.


The sessions run on Sundays 4, 11 and 18 March at Enginuity in Coalbrookdale from 10am to noon or 1pm to 3.30pm, priced at £5 each or £10 for the three-part series. Places must be booked in advance and you can prepay by calling 01952 433970. For details, visit


If you’d like to help your children develop their coding skills but feel you lack the knowledge to help, the monthly adult courses might be for you. They work though a range of coding skills and activities in two-hour sessions on Wednesdays between 4pm and 6pm on 14 March – contact details as above.


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