Shakespeare Rocks!

We’ve been using a Y6 creative programme to link programming with literacy through digital making.

Songs to code to alongside insults to sling!


A Shakespearean school production gave the impetus to manipulate lists of data in a CSV format using Python to build a random insult generator.

Fab resource link from the Raspberry Pi Foundation below, and intuitive enough for groups to follow.


Click to launch the resource from

Bit of a favourite:

“You beslubbering earth-vexing canker-blossom”


Shakespeare rocked so much that we used it for the workshop at Leeds Raspberry Jam in June.

More insults in the digital making ūüėā


Tinkering to respond to a Tom Gates book

The opportunity to bring in¬†sounds from the outdoors and rock compositions through¬†a doodled book review. ¬†That’s one idea in response to the traits and characteristics from a favourite fictional character during¬†the week of World Book Day.

Opportunities to trigger by tinkering with electric paint don’t happen very often as a homework activity, but occasionally when your teacher uses a Touchboard¬†from the Bare Conductive team already.