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Coding: First Steps into Game Design

Recently, Chris and I assembled a group of kids from our Explorers range (8-12) and started working on learning enough to design their own video game using Bitsy, a web-based graphic interface to allow for simple little games. The kids got...

Tech Technologies for young people aged 16-29

We have been commissioned by Toxteth based Social Enterprise, Back on Track to deliver a 6 week programme of digital learning to young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET).The programme has been funded through the Eleanor Rathbone...

Santa’s Workshop: Christmas Gift Donation

For three days in December, we turned Little Sandbox into Santa's Workshop. We invited people form the local community to take part in gift making, and we put a call out for elves to come along and learn some making activity in order to help us make lots...

Introducing the Maker Revolution to secondary schools with All About STEM

Last week we were invited by All About STEM to collaborate on their Big Bang @ Schools programme which meant going in to secondary schools across Merseyside, taking part in an assembly explaining about maker spaces, and running a workshop that demonstrated...

Light Up Christmas Cards at Liscard Primary School

We had a great day at Liscard Primary School this week, teaching 89 year 3 pupils the basics of circuits by making light up Christmas cards. The sessions were a lot of fun. As well as creating a circuit with copper tape to light up an LED, the kids...

Little Sandbox TV

Little Sandbox is a community makerspace providing digital making and tech activities for children and adults.

Our purpose is to make sure people have the skills they will need to work in a more advanced technological future.

We provide a social environment for children and adults to  explore digital making, with access to equipment, resources, and ongoing support to strengthen their interest in technology.