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Build & Code

Students work in pairs, to design, engineer and program Lego models using iPads, gears, pulleys, motors and sensors.

Build & Code

Students build Lego models following step-by-step instructions from the Lego WeDo 2 app. Then they code them using Blocks (similar to Scratch). They start by coding a simple model to produce movement, light and sound. Then they progress to more complex models such as a racing car or earthquake simulator.

Older, more able students can be challenged to design, build and code their solution to "Cleaning the Oceans" which relates to the UN Sustainability Goal 14.


Workshops takes place in your school classroom or hall. 3 sessions per day, 30 students per session. Mondays to Thursdays.


State Primary & SEN schools: £500 for a full day, or £275 for a half day

Independent Schools: £600 for a full day, £330 for a half day

Bookings on 2 consecutive days 10% discount, 3 or more bookings made in same enquiry 20% discount

On some occasions the provider may be able to fund part or all of the workshop cost using donations from generous supporters.

The provider operates in the Surrey region, so mileage may be charged for schools further afield.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Improve attainment and progress in STEM subjects

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers


  • Computing
  • Mechanisms

Working scientifically

Whichever curriculum your school follows, pupils should have the opportunity to carry out practical investigations in science that help them to develop their scientific skills. This experience builds the following enquiry skills:

  • Asking questions
  • Setting up tests
  • Evaluating

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming high - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Problem solving - the ability to find a solution to a complex situation or challenge.

  • Staying positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

  • Teamwork - working cooperatively with others towards achieving a shared goal.

Good for a career in...

  • Computing
  • Construction
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