Saturday Club @ Norris Green Library

We are thrilled to announce that following the success of our workshops at Norris Green Library, Little Sandbox will be returning with a Saturday club for ages 8+. The club will operate on a weekly basis until mid July to assess the impact and interest in the area....

Maker Difference Project – Bringing Making to Local Libraries

Throughout February & March 2018, we have been running some activities in Toxteth and Norris Green Libraries as part of the Maker Difference project funded by Arts Council England through the National Libraries Task Force. As part of the project, Liverpool...

How Little Sandbox is future proofing the kids of today.

We’ve never been great at shouting about what we do at Sandbox, often we find it hard to put it into words. We’ve evolved so much over the years. We still make websites, but then we also run a kids tech club. Completely different services – because Little Sandbox has...

Why we need to help our schools teach computer science.

A report in the guardian this week, predicts that 600,000 pupils in the UK are being taught by unqualified teachers. Which on the surface sounds terrible. I do think teachers should be qualified, particularly in ensuring the safeguarding of children in their care and...

Why the Thirteenth Doctor is Just What the Tech Industry Needs

I’ll be honest, I didn’t think there would ever be a female Doctor. To be clear, I’m talking The Doctor; Doctor Who, Time Lord and not the more widely known medical doctors that have been female for as long as I can remember. A Woman, Lewis? Much like Inspector Morse...

The Big Bang, Robot Football & Micro:bit Racing

Still feeling pretty high on the good vibes from Liverpool Makesfest, this week we were exhibiting at The Big Bang NW at Liverpool Exhibition Centre. I arrived at the venue on Monday afternoon to get set up, feeling pretty special driving through the gatehouse and...