About this Event

This session is part of our Halton Short Breaks project. These sessions are funded specifically for young people in Halton with additional needs. To be eligible for these sessions (if you haven’t done so already) you must register with us first, here: Register for Halton Short Breaks

Do you love retro pixel art and virtual pets? If yes, this is the workshop for you!

This session is the perfect introduction to getting creative with retro pixel art and coding. During the session, you will be given a crash-course on how you can design and create your own Tamagotchi style digital pet. We are using the power of block-based coding to create all the different needs of our digital pet. These needs/actions can be anything you like, whether that be playing with them, feeding them, cleaning them etc.

We will be using Micro:Bits throughout the session to interact with our digital pet.

Session breakdown:

– Designing and creating our own pixel art pet

– Learning block-based coding

– Downloading/flash your code to Micro:Bit

– Showcasing your digital pet


No previous experience is needed to take part in this workshop, meaning it’s perfect for beginners. We suggest a minimum age of 8 for our activities. If you’re not quite old enough, why not see if an adult can stay and help you?


The session will be held in the classroom at Ditton Library, Queens Avenue, Widnes.

We will be operating within a Covid safe environment, so please don’t bring any unnecessary personal items to the session.

What do I need to bring?

All equipment and materials will be provided, all you need to bring on the day is yourself and your imagination.


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Mako, Carers & Short Breaks

The Breaks for Carers of Disabled Children Regulations was implemented in April 2011 to ensure Local Authorities would properly offer, and advertise, respite opportunities for those caring for a disabled individual.

We understand that families of disabled children want to lead ordinary lives. Like many of us, they want to provide the best care and opportunities for their children to feel safe, and to be healthy and happy. To help families achieve this Short Breaks have created the “Halton Children, Young People and Families Plan” (a.k.a CYPFP) which has three main goals: 

1) Early Intervention, to ensure families get the right support at the right time. 

2) Achievement and Ambition, to help young people get the right education or training so they can succeed in life. 

3) Healthy & Safe, to keep young people feeling safe in their home, school, and community. 

August 7
10:30 — 12:30 (2h)

Halton, Widnes


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