All summer holiday workshops will be hosted at our new offices and creative space:

Cheviot House, 69-73 Castle Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3SP.

Game Building Workshops

To book: 

First Coding is once again running its game building workshops for children between 7 – 10 and 10 – 15 years old. The courses are created to allow students to explore computer concepts and to try out new technology whilst having fun and giving you the chance to experience what it’s like to be a maker. The workshops are centred around game building and will finish with a presentation of all the games made at the end for friends and family to enjoy.

Scratch Game Workshop: Ages 7 – 11

Monday 12th August | 1pm – 3pm | £20

This workshop is great for children who would like to get creative and make their own games in Scratch.

Python Game Workshop: Ages 11 – 15

Tuesday 13th August | 12pm – 3pm | £30

This workshop is ideal for students who are new to Python or would like to brush up on their programming skills. Learn how to make a text-based adventure game and a website to showcase your project. This is a great way to start your online portfolio.

App Building Workshops

Ages 11 – 15

Friday 16th August | 12pm – 3pm | £30

To book: 

Have you got a great idea for an app? First Coding is running an app development workshop this summer for people who would like to learn how to build apps without any coding experience and publish them to the app store. Android only.

Topics covered include:

  • Introducing App Inventor

  • Building buttons and layouts

  • Using your phone’s sensors

  • Creating databases on your device

  • Game design

  • Publishing apps to the app store

Online Teacher Training Workshops

£20 per session | £50 for all three sessions

To book: 

First Coding teaching workshops are playful and creative professional online learning experiences for educators who are interested in teaching with the Scratch programming environment.

  • Wednesday 28th August 2pm – 4pm | Retro game building

  • Thursday 29th August 2pm – 4pm | Pushing Scratch to the limit. A gateway into electronics

  • Friday 30th August 2pm – 4pm | Creating websites and apps with Scratch projects

The workshop fee includes a month’s access to the First Coding teaching resources.