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The Code Show – Traveling Computor Museum Workshops for Schools

Location(s)Throughout the UK
Key StagesKS2, KS3, KS4
Special SchoolsYes
Public Liability
Enhanced DBSYes
FeesPlease contact us with details of your requirements
Administration Service Administered by third-party Administrator

More about this Workshop/Service and the Provider

We are The Code Show

Enhancing todays computing curriculum with computing history and heritage. We are a travelling roadshow containing historical hardware from the home computer boom of the late 70’s, 80’s and 90’s which we take to schools throughout 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


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