A co-production with Potential Difference, Classbot 450 is a new week-long Adventure in Learning for primary schools, designed to inspire young people to learn computer programming using live immersive theatre and an accessible coding interface.
In June 2022, Classbot450 ran across two schools in Brent as the pupils came to the rescue when LeX, their new robot teacher, malfunctioned in their first lesson. As the story unfolded in front of them, pupils learn the basics of algorithms, logical thinking and coding while exploring the philosophical and economic questions posed by anticipated advancements in Artificial Intelligence.
Classbot450 is generously supported by the John Lyons Charity and by Arts Council England's Project Grants.
D.O.T.S (Dreams of Time and Space)
Created in partnership with Dr Angela Colvert (Senior Lecturer in English Education at University of Roehampton), D.O.T.S has been created as a tool for teachers to bring immersive adventures in their classrooms.
Partners: University of Roehampton
A ground-breaking fusion of augmented reality, coding education and immersive theatre, the Digital Ghost Hunt is a collaboration between KIT Theatre, King’s Digital Lab and the Univesity of Sussex.
An ordinary assembly is interrupted by the arrival of Undersecretary Quill, asking for their help. This begins a Ghost Hunter apprenticeship, a series of four coding challenges given to them by the erratic Professor Bray. These challenges help pupils to think like a programmer – learning to read and debug code, think about the steps of an algorithm, and basic logic structures – as pupils programme their own ghost detector in Make Code. Two weeks later pupils take their ghost detectors into the field, visiting a local venue where they explore and interact with the building in their quest to find the ghost, help the ghost and set the ghost free.
The Digital Ghost Hunt was awarded the 2019 Digital Humanities Award in the “Fun” category.
Partners: King’s Digital Lab, King’s College London, Sussex University
“An unforgettable experience.”
- Adam Seakens, participating Year 5 teacher, Shaftesbury Park Primary School
“It was amazing when all the detectors flashed at the same time when the ghost came in at the end.”
- Nathanael, Year 5 pupil at Shaftesbury Park Primary School
“I liked the way that when we were in the attic room, the piano and the lights were operating themselves.”
- Amari, Year 5 pupil at Shaftesbury Park Primary School