Halton Short Breaks 2023 - Creative Coding Workshop

21 February 2024


Halton Short Breaks are two-hour sessions for young people in Halton (aged 8-17) with a disability/additional needs.

This session is part of the Halton Short Breaks project. These sessions are funded specifically for young people in Halton with additional needs. (please contact them if you're not sure - info@makocreate.co.uk or 0151 345 1419)

In this two-hour coding session participants get hands-on with Micro:Bits to create programmable electronic devices. This workshop is the perfect activity to discover and unleash creative coding talents.

Participants will discover the techniques and tools required to program a Micro:Bit. And will become familiar with the process of planning, coding, flashing and running their own program. They use a free online coding platform so participants can continue the fun at home.

Participants will learn:

  • What a Micro:Bit is and how it functions
  • Problem Solving, Bug Fixing, Testing etc
  • How to use block-based coding
  • Writing code and making programs
  • How to upload code to Micro:Bits
  • Playing with code on Micro:Bit

Equipment you’ll need:

Mako Create will bring all of the equipment needed to participate in this session.


Saturday 23rd March, 10:00am - 12:00pm.


The Studio, Lacey St, Widnes WA8 7SQ.

For more information and to book your ticket, please see the link below: