What we do

Information for Schools

ComputerXplorers leads the way in providing innovative computing classes for primary school children.

Our classes can be offered as specialist, high quality extra-curricular or after school computing clubs or in a variety of ways during the school day.

All aspects of the computing curriculum can be covered including unplugged activities, programming and coding, the innovative application of IT, creative digital literacy and e-safety.

During the school day ComputerXplorers can provide added value McCrone time cover, technology workshops and enrichment activity theme days, a solution to cover planned absences or a full service provider to cover all aspects of the Technologies curriculum to the whole school or specific year groups. We operate across Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Falkirk and the Borders.


Why choose ComputerXplorers?

  • Computing classes run by our specialists
  • Easy to plan and hassle-free to run
  • Innovative, age-appropriate lesson plans, software and peripherals
  • Fully aligned with Curriculum for Excellence
  • All staff PVG checked
  • Hands-on and interactive
  • Suitable for all primary school ages and abilities including special needs and gifted and talented children

Pupil Equity Funding - Closing the Attainment Gap

Providing high quality learning supports better outcomes for all children and young people but particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Fun and engaging STEM, computing, technology or robotics classes and workshops from the experts in this field are just the thing to support your school's work to close the attainment gap.

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'Programming for Primaries' FREE micro:bit classes

As part of the ComputerXplorers Programming for Primaries Event and in support of British Science Week 2018 ComputerXplorers is offering FREE programming classes to local schools PLUS a free downloadable micro:bit activity to do at home or in school.

This year’s Programming for Primaries free schools workshops feature the micro:bit. In our exciting and fun micro:bit classes students will combine their creative and technical skills as they make music by programming their own jukebox using fruit as the controls!

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2018 camp dates to be announced shortly

Exciting and innovative technology-based sessions ideally suited to holiday programmes.

Not every child wants to play sport all holiday - ComputerXplorers is the perfect solution for those looking for fun in a sociable setting while stretching their creativity, their brain cells and learning new skills.

We offer our own holiday programmes and also work with other local camp providers across Edinburgh and the Lothians. Ask us for more details.

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School Workshops and Theme Days

ComputerXplorers School Computing Workshops can be run as full day or half day workshops.

They can be focused exclusively on STEM topics or tailored to work around specific curriculum themes being studied at school eg a period in history, the local environment etc or to support external initiatives eg Science Week, Safer Internet Day or particular groups of children.

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SEN and SEND Computing Classes

Children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) benefit from a wide range of technology and computing classes and workshops. ComputerXplorers provides expert computing activities for young people with special needs in mainstream schools, dedicated SEN and SEND schools and standalone groups.

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