JavaScript Trial Lesson (EDT)

JavaScript Trial Lesson (EDT)

Ideal for students aged 8-12 years old who want to try text-based programming, our JavaScript trial class is the first step to coding online!
  • Age
    8 to 12
  • Level
    Suitable for beginner students aged 8 to 12. 
  • Date
    Thursday 23rd July, Thursday 30th July, Thursday 6th August, Thursday 13th August
    08:30 - 09:45; 11:30 - 12:45 (Eastern Daylight Time)
  • Price
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Important Note
Trial sessions are exclusively for children who are new to coding or new to online coding classes. Please do not sign your child up for a trial session if they have attended an online blue{shift} course.

Important Information

  • How does it work?

    Our virtual classroom teaches your child programming skills in your home.

    1:6 teacher:student ratio with an experienced blue{shift} teacher leading the class.

    Our virtual classroom is a great form of social learning - kids explore code together!

  • Each student will need:

    • A laptop or computer with a high-speed internet connection
    • A headset/earphones
    • A webcam and a microphone
    • An adult to help set-up.

    We will provide instructions on setting up our video conference software.

  • What's unique about our courses?

    With a research based curriculum all of our lessons are informed by an innovative pedagogy.

    Each course has been extensively user-tested and refined.

    Every full week course student receives a personalised end of week report.

Teachers at blue{shift}

All of our teaching staff undergo a rigorous application and on-boarding process. Each teacher is then vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

We provide training and support for all our teachers, and many of our teaching staff have taught at some of London's most prestigious schools. To read more, click here.

Course information

Aimed at those with little to no coding knowledge, this one-off trial session covers the fundamental elements of programming in a fun and accessible way. It's ideal for young coders who want to try out learning to code with a text-based language online, but aren't sure if it'll be for them! 

JavaScript is the most commonly used programming language in the world. It’s the hidden language that makes the web more interesting, your favourite sites engaging, and online games playable and smooth. Behind the scenes it is JavaScript which makes the digital world so fun! 

In this trial session we use a platform called ‘Bitsbox’. This is a great introductory format for JavaScript as it allows kids to learn about the intricacies of text-based languages easily. In this one-off trial session, students will learn some of the key coding concepts used in Bitsbox such as variables and loops.

Using video conferencing software, our virtual classroom provides students with an innovative approach to coding that balances learning computational skills with nurturing students’ curiosity and sense of discovery.

With a maximum teacher:student ratio of 1:6, each of our online courses is the perfect opportunity to engage kids and grow their coding confidence! Once set-up within our virtual learning environment, every member of the class can share their screen and other materials with the teacher, creating a collaborative atmosphere and ensuring every student can receive immediate feedback on their work.


  • Does this lesson have all the features of a usual Blue{Shift} Course?
  • Can I use an iPad or a Chromebook for this course?
  • I don’t want the teacher and the other children in the class to see my house, can I make the session more private?
  • Is adult presence required?
  • “My daughter had a great time. Her teacher challenged and inspired her interest in coding and helped her produce lots of cool programmes each day.”