School pupils across Sutton are being offered free coding workshops as a way to help them unwind after their SATs.

Techy Tots is offering these to schools whose Year 2 and Year 6 students who have now finished their end-of-year exams, “opening up the wonders of technology”.

Run by franchise owner Julie Barber, it aims to bring together technology and play by introducing coding to children – a system helps people create a wide range of things, from websites to computers.

Teachers are being encouraged to apply for two one-hour taster sessions, in which Julie will visit the schools with her collection of gadgets and robots.

I am working with local primary schools offering morning and after school clubs, and the children enjoy it so much, I thought offering a free fun session to reward pupils finishing there SATs would be a great fun activity.”

TechyTots was found by mum-of-two Gemma Murray, from South Shields in Newcastle, in May 2017 and is now being run in several schools.

The company has nine franchises throughout both the UK and Ireland, of which Julie runs one of, with ambitions to expand beyond that too.

Julie, a mum-of-two as well, launched her franchise last September and has been working across the borough to introduce coding to primary school children via after-school clubs in that time.

To apply for a free taster session, contact by May 24. This must include the school’s name, address and year group they would like to nominate.

Also contact for more information, or visit their Facebook page @techytotsuttonandcheam.