Learn how to Code

Learn how to Code

Learning how to code is more important than ever for students.

Coding helps develop skills like problem-solving, logical thinking and creativity. It is becoming increasingly fundamental in the 21st Century workplace.

To help introduce coding, we've partnered with ed-tech companies like Sphero Edu, Swift Playgrounds, Micro:bit and Minecraft: Education Edition to help integrate coding into the 21st Century classroom through innovative and fun learning programmes.

To find out more about how to build 21st Century skills in your classroom Contact Us. 

Sphero Activity Mats

Used in conjunction with Sphero robots, Sphero mats are a great way of generating fun and engaging activities with students.

With brilliant coding resources available via Apple's Swift Playgrounds and Everyone Can Code curriculum, at Wriggle our team of teachers on staff, have created a unique Sphero Ireland Activity Mat designed to teach 21st Century skills through coding right across the curriculum.

Wriggle's Sphero Activity Mat Includes:

  • 3m x 2.2m map of Ireland
  • Custom-made lesson plans tailored to the Irish curriculum and designed to align with the Digital Learning Framework
  • Counties, towns and main landmarks
  • Grid Reference lines for multiple lesson options with Sphero
Available to buy now for only €309 inc VAT! Contact us today to get your own Sphero Ireland Activity Mat and lesson plan pack for the classroom now!

What is Sphero?

Sphero BOLT is a rugged spherical robot capable of rolling around, changing colours, running programmes and being controlled by a smartphone or tablet!

Sphero robots provide the perfect platform to develop critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving skills through coding. Powered by the Sphero Edu app or programmable using Apple Swift Playgrounds, Sphero is perfect for students and beginners learning to code and is now also compatible with Windows 10!

The Sphero Edu program incorporates coding, robotics and technology with collaborative STEAM activities with  challenges for all skill levels from primary to secondary and special education.

Get your own Sphero BOLT for the classroom for only €169 (inc. VAT)

Or avail of our Sphero Power Pack that allows you to charge, store and carry BOLT robots by the dozen. Built with an integrated cooling system, your robots can charge safely all from one place.

Sphero Power Pack Includes:
  • Sphero BOLT Robots (12)
  • Charging Case and Power Adapter
  • Maze Tape and Protractors
  • Classroom Posters and Stickers
  • Clear Turbo Covers
Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft is a virtual game that allows you to create and build your own world on your device. Minecraft: Education Edition is specifically designed for education with features that make Minecraft more accessible and effective in the classroom. This promotes creativity, collaboration and problem-solving in an immersive environment where the only limit is your imagination.

Best Features:

  • Classroom
  • Mode Easy Classroom Collaboration
  • Camera & Portfolio
  • Non-Player Characters
  • Chalkboards
  • Secure Login
  • Tutorial World
  • Built-in Lesson Plans

Wriggle guides schools along their journey to equip students with the skills and proficiencies demanded of them today. Micro:bit is an easy and affordable tool to introduce and develop coding skills in the classroom, from primary to second-level through cross-curricular learning. You can use it for all sorts of creations, from robots to musical instruments – the possibilities are endless. Coding is easy with Micro:bit. Plus, it can be coded from any web browser in Blocks, Javascript, Python, Scratch and more; no software required. Achieve fun and practical results in the classroom with Micro:bit.

Best Features:

  • 25 individually-programmable LEDs
  • 2 programmable buttons
  • Physical connection pins
  • Light and temperature sensors
  • Motion sensors (accelerometer and compass)
  • Wireless Communication, via Radio and Bluetooth
  • USB interface


Contact us today on 01 5009060 / sales@wrigglejr.ie to find out more!
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