Bring your robots to life & awaken your budding engineers
We run structured workshops each week for primary school aged children of all ages. They run as after school clubs for 90 minutes, straight after primary school finishes. Each session is based around a fresh, relevant and topical idea. Bookings are made for a block of sessions on a term-by-term basis.
Our 5-8 year olds are now reading, writing and taking on new maths challenges - so let us help them with that. We use activities and games that focus on developing their literacy, numeracy, computing, science and technology skills. From as early as 5 years of age your children will start building their mechanical LEGO® robots, frogs and helicopters.
Through the use of tablets they are quickly introduced to basic computer coding. Suddenly they can bring their models to life and make them do what they want, be it navigating motion sensors or changing directions or making noises on demand. Watch their little faces light up as they record their own sound effects for the robot to voice as it treks around the floor following their own commands.
As they get older they get even more clever - as do the machines! As Key Stage 2 starts to embrace more challenging scientific and programming concepts, so do your 9-11 year olds here at Yellow Brick Lab.
We offer this older age group the chance to explore science, engineering and computing concepts through building, programming, recoding and sharing their experiments. Your children will learn about science without even realising it, by building more complex robots, creating their own solar and wind turbines, or even their own dams. Who knew engineering could be so much fun?
Visit The Kits section to find out more - the opportunities are vast if the appetite is great enough.
When & where
We currently run workshops after school hours on:
- Mondays in Ditchling (St Margaret's) CE Primary School (15:05-16:35, reserved only to pupils attending St Margaret's CE Primary School)
- Tuesdays in Hurstpierpoint St Lawrence CE Primary School (15:30 - 17:00, reserved only to pupils attending St Lawrence CE Primary School)
- Wednesdays in Cuckfield Holy Trinity CE Primary School (15:30 - 17:00, reserved only to pupils attending Holy Trinity CoE Primary School)
- Thursdays in Haywards Heath at the Dolphin Leisure Centre (15:30 - 17:00)
Visit our Venues page to find out details about each location.
Children aged 5+: Workshop duration 90 minutes - £13.00 per session*
*Prices may differ between school venues
If you or your child is interested in coming to see what it’s like to experiment at Yellow Brick Lab then please get in touch and we’ll arrange a time for you to don your lab coat and pop along subject to availability.
In 2014 Britain became the first G7 country to introduce compulsory computer science on the school curriculum for all children aged 5 to 16. By the age of 7, all children will now be expected to be capable of writing and debugging a simple program.