All About Little Sandbox, and why I come
Hi there. Today, in this blog post, I’m going to explain to you why I go to Little Sandbox, and what I have achieved while I have been going there.
Firstly allow me to explain what Little Sandbox is:
Little Sandbox is a children’s technology club on the outskirts of the city of Liverpool in Merseyside. It has three different age-divisions in an attempt to reach out to a wider audience. These are labelled as ‘Play,’ (6-8 year old), ‘Explore,’ (9-12 year olds), and ‘Invent,’ (11-17 year olds). You can find out more information on pricing, guidelines etc. on their website at https://littlesandbox.co.uk/.
Anyway, that is enough wittering about all the details. Now I will explain why I come, and what I have achieved.
I come because I want to learn about interesting things and how to make them, including coding, electronics, media and more. Another highlight of Little Sandbox I love is that I can make friends with other children with similar, if not the same interests.
I also get to do fun activities. Two of my personal favourite highlights would be the Google D.I.Y AI system I built and coded with a Raspberry Pi, and the video I documented and edited about us making the almighty tortoise flap f0r the Pioneers contest (link here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hYazLX1BQY).
I made the video with Final Cut Pro X on an iMac. I was with a professional editor who taught me how to use Final Cut, and lended me a hand if I went wrong.
I hope over the next few years to work on many projects, with many friends, and hopefully learn a lot I wouldn’t have without Little Sandbox. I recommend you come along and become a part of it.
There’s no day like today!
-Patrick Turvey, Age 12