RE:CODE London

RE:CODE London events give young Londoners aged 9-11 the chance to take on a real-life coding challenge. The aim is to build coding and creative problem-solving skills in year 5 and 6 pupils. Sessions are open to London Curriculum registered primary schools.

At each 90-minute session, pupils will build, code and learn with Milo the robot to help tackle some of our city’s challenges.

Event details

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RE:CODE London at Crossrail Place Roof Garden

Part of the Mayor of London's National Park City Festival.

The theme of this event is protecting London's wildlife. Children will explore wildlife in the city and learn the importance of a city that is rich with wildlife, where every child benefits from exploring, playing and learning outdoors.

Sign up to attend one of three 90-minute sessions:

  • 10am - 11.30am
  • 11.45am - 1.15pm
  • 2pm - 3.30pm

Please book a slot for every child attending, adults do not need to be booked onto the activity.

RE:CODE London for pupils with additional needs (SEND)

RE:CODE London SEND events give young Londoners the chance to take on a real-life coding challenge. The aim is to build coding and creative problem-solving skills in pupils and we're running targeted sessions for pupils with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND).

RE:CODE London for Home Educated pupils

RE:CODE London events give young Londoners aged 8-12 the chance to take on a real-life coding challenge. The aim is to build coding and creative problem-solving skills in year 5 and 6 pupils and we're opening up some sessions to Home Educated groups to book.

If you are booking a school group, please book for the total number of children. You can take up to 90 pupils to a session. Please note that we will cancel bookings which do not meet this criteria.

You can register with the London Curriculum here

Pupil activities

Each session will start by introducing children to coding. Pupils will then work in pairs to code and build LEGO robots.

Afterwards, pupils will be able to:

  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programmes; and work with variables and different forms of input and output
  • use logic to explain how some simple algorithms work; and to find and correct errors in algorithms and programmes
  • choose, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on different digital devices.
  • The aim is to design and create a range of programmes, systems and content that accomplish given goals. This includes collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

About RE:CODE London

RE:CODE London is run by the Mayor, the LEGO® Group and Institute of Imagination.

Events are open to primary schools registered with the Mayor’s London Curriculum. This is our award-winning programme that offers free teaching resources at  key stage 2 and 3 that help bring the national curriculum to life. 

Browse our photo gallery on Flickr to see images from past events.