The Code Show

Telephone: 07792 765212

< Enhancing todays computing curriculum with computing history and heritage. >

We are a travelling roadshow visiting schools to demonstrate the UK's computing heritage and to inspire a new generation of learners. We aim to reach out to every child and teacher in the UK.

Demonstrating to children our rich history of pioneering inventors and inventions: Sir Clive Sinclair, Sir Alan Sugar (Amstrad), Chris Curry (Acorn) for example to more diverse areas where the computer was introduced into the working environment.

The introduction of the new computing curriculum is a welcome step forward but it does not touch on our heritage as a pioneering nation creating an industry from the bedrooms of children and young teens who were often self taught.

Workshop Format
Offering a dynamic service, we can structure a show to your exact requirements of your school:

We believe, we are the first in the UK to be able to cater for any school at this level of dynamic. We can dynamically structure a workshop format and frequency to suit your school.

Due to the vast selection of technology we have to choose from in our inventory, it enables us to match any format or criteria you wish. We can tailor our workshops exactly to the needs of the children, allowing them to explore the hardware, which they can learn from and have fun with with at the same time. By learning through play, we can introduce children to the hardware but also the games, storage medium, processors and much more as well as the pioneering inventors that created the hardware.

We differ from what a traditional museum offers due to the fact that the whole school can enjoy our workshop sessions, rather than being limited to how many children could travel on a bus trip to a traditional museum. The added benefits of this is that our pricing is much more competitive and realistically affordable for any school within the UK.

Workshop Structure
The structure of the show is a working timeline of computers and consoles over the past 45 years with a focus on the story of the home computing boom in Britain in the late 1970’s and 1980s, essentially school children coding and creating what we now know as the video game industry.

Practical Points
We travel to every school in the UK.

We would ideally require the school hall free for the full day, so that the whole school can experience what we offer, however we can work with a free classroom instead, if  required.

Good access to around 5 or 6 mains plug sockets is required. We’d also require 8 to 12 free desks (depending on criteria of machines requested for visit). We would require 2 hours setup time and maximum of 1 hour to pack up at the end of the show.

All our computer equipment has been fully PAT tested

STEM Learning

< A learning philosophy, bringing together science, technology, engineering and mathematics >

STEM is a learning philosophy, bringing together science, technology, engineering and mathematics, with a strong emphasis on improving competency in science and technology development. It includes a wide range of activities, to learn and inspire children and is the only accreditation that is nationally recognized by the curriculum here in the UK. If we take a look at the current educational climate and the STEM learning philosophy, then we can see how we are training and inspiring the minds of tomorrow to creatively think and solve problems in perfect symmetry, working with current and upcoming technology, in the modern world.

We have a deep understanding and insight into the vastly evolving STEM educational landscape. Through our dynamic workshop formats, we offer practical investigations and discussions and we give children the chance to participate in hands-on science through investigations and enquiry-based learning, to equip them with the know how and skills to solve STEM related challenges that we may see in real life scenarios.

Our aim is to deliver inspiring workshop experiences to children, we show them the importance of taking ownership of the projects they have created, by creating intelligent electronic products in all areas of STEM.

If you were to ask teachers themselves what they were actively using in classrooms to encourage such a template of thought

We believe, we are the first in the UK to be able to cater for any school at this level of dynamic. We don’t run on a traditional set in stone format and we can dynamically structure the workshop format and frequency to suit your school. Due to the fact we have hundreds of machines to choose from, then this enables us to match just about any format or criteria you wish.

Additional Information

Telephone: 07792 765212
The area/s in which this provider is available are:East, East, East Midlands, Greater London, Home Counties, Yorkshire, North of England, North West, Northern Ireland, Scotland, South West, Wales, West Midlands

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