Image 8th March 2017

Wandsworth students work

We’ve been running an amazing project this year teaching JavaScript at 10 secondary schools in Wandsworth Council. The students have been blogging about their work as they go:

Image 20th January 2017

The Best Coding Toys Being Released in 2017

If you’re after a gift for the coding mad kid in your life, check out a few of the newest coding toys that will be released this year.


Lego Boost 17101 Creative Toolbox.




The LEGO Boost 17101 Creative Toolbox is a kit that allows young kids to build and program motorized LEGO robots and models.

This …

Image 29th November 2016

Christmas Gift Guide for Young Coders

Christmas shopping is often a hard task. Never fear! We have put together a list of our favourite toys for coding kids to keep them having fun (and learning!) over the Christmas break.

1. Code Monkey Island

Code Monkey Island is an educational board game which teaches children the fundamentals of computer science. …

Image 28th November 2016

Which Laptop Should I Buy for My Child?

Choosing a laptop for your child can be a daunting task for any parent.

Here we give our recommendations on laptops which are suitable for children, and which we use in our clubs and camps ourselves!




Chromebooks are lightweight with long battery lives. What makes them great for kids is the parental controls where you can create …

Image 29th September 2016



blue{shift} is looking to grow our team of teachers and educators who want to inspire children to express their creativity through the language of code. We are specifically looking for team members to fulfil the following roles:

Minecraft Expert & Creative Coding Teacher
Creative Coding Teacher of JavaScript and Python
Creative Technologist
Creative Coding …

Image 24th March 2016

Kensal Rise kids work live online!

We’ve posted some student work from the Kensal Rise club to our github…
You can see it all at:
Here are some of our faves:
CC’s robot
ICJ’s particles
RL’s animated shapes
Warning! Not for the faint of heart!!

Image 19th January 2016

Become a blue{shift} Ambassador!

In an effort to continue to build on the outstanding momentum of blue{shift}’s successful classes to date, we are looking to recruit dedicated “School Ambassadors” to help assist us in spreading the blue{shift} story by encouraging even more schools to join us as hosts for our popular after school clubs for the summer 2016 term …

Image 12th November 2015

Amazing Halloween games made this October half-term

Use the right and left arrows to avoid the falling planets and save Frankenstein from being turned into a skeleton!
See the project on the Scratch website.

Image 2nd November 2015

Kids Get Coding

Welcome to Kids Get Coding! Data Duck is so happy to see you… and we are too!
Here you can find a number of activities to accompany the ‘Kids Get Coding!’ book series.
We have games, puzzles, challenges and more…

Jump to Kids Get Coding: Algorithms and Bugs
Jump to Kids Get Coding: Learn to Program
Jump …

Image 27th October 2015

blue{shift} at STORYSTOCK Festival

This October Half Term blue{shift} will be at Angels and Urchins’ STORYSTOCK at the Bush Theatre in West London.

Described as a Travelling Story Circus, this week will be all about creative children’s activities, the power of imagination and the magic of storytelling.

We will be running creative coding workshops on the Wed 28th …