A space to explore...
At Inspired Minds, science is fun. Our workshops for 7-12 year old girls and boys explore coding, robotics and tech with playfulness and creativity at the forefront.
We incorporate visual art, games and competitions into real science, transforming the learning experience into an adventure.
Book a place.
Click here for our next workshop.
Or one of these dates...
How about a school workshop?
We visit schools, too.
We include syllabus specific warm-up lesson plans so your students are fully prepared for their robotics mission.
KS2, KS3, ISEB 11+ and 13+. We find imaginative ways to explore the science syllabus.
Learn to code.
Coding is so versatile. There’s no need to confine it to a computer screen. We show what coding can do by challenging children to code our robots using the visual Crumble language.
Learn by doing.
There are no worksheets and no waiting for a turn. Just the joy of tearing down and rebuilding robots while on a mission to save civilization!
Whether your child is passionate about coding, space or getting their hands covered in paint there is something for everyone to enjoy at Inspired Minds.
Join us on our next mission!
What parents say.
"Brilliant! Brilliant! Brilliant! Inspired excited motivated... Such a high quality opportunity, with tutors that are truly good people."
"It's great to see a company that focuses on creativity and experimentation rather than textbooks and rigid teaching."
"Very well organised; particularly good on communication answering all questions and email ahead of course. My kids had lots of fun! Definitely recommend."
A space to learn...
What do I need to bring?
A packed lunch.
What are the pickup/drop-off times?
10:45 - 11:00 : drop off.
16:00 - 16:15 : pickup.
We cannot guarantee the room will be available outside these times.
How much coding experience is expected?
None at all.
What syllabus do you teach?
Our activities are designed to connect with the national curriculum key stages 2 and 3 in science, the same as ISEB 11+ and 13+. We place most emphasis on electricity, properties of materials, light and sound.
What is included in the price?
- A full day of robotics and coding activities in a warm, welcoming environment.
- 1:5 tutor to student ratio: ever child gets plenty of one-to-one time
- Professional educators: founders Dr. James Lambert and Dr. Frank Ivins are passionate about coding, robotics and engineering. Whenever they need an extra hand with the workshops, they only hire highly qualified, experienced tutors.
- Every child gets their own robot to work on during the workshops. No time wasted waiting for your turn.
- Sorry the robot isn't included. But click here to get one.
- Access to a comprehensive set of instructional videos and example files, available online after the workshop so students and parents can explore robotics at home.
What about food?
Please bring a packed lunch. We will supply water and light snacks but not lunch.
What is the format for the day?
We don't want to spoil the surprise! But if you must know:
10:45 - 11:00 : Arrivals. We start at 11am sharp.
11:00 - 12:00 : A teardown of a radio controlled toy. Kids reassemble them and bringing them to life with a robotic controller chip.
12:00 - 12:15 : Break.
12:15 - 13:00 : Coding. The children will learn to steer their creations through a variety of tasks.
13:00 - 14:00: Lunch.
14:00 - 15:30 : Engineering challenge! Students build add-ons to their robots to complete a challenge. Add arms, a scoop. Whatever your imagination suggests.
15:30 - 16:00 : Competition time! Girls and boys can share their ideas with each other during a fun challenge.
16:00 - 16:15 : Home time.
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