Barefoot Computing

The Barefoot Computing Project is a UK-wide initiative that helps primary teachers discover the world of computing and computational thinking. It was created in 2014 and is led by BCS, alongside Computing at School and partners such as BT.

Created for teachers, by teachers - it helps improve teacher confidence with the building blocks of the digital world through free teacher workshops and resources.

While most primary teachers already cover some level of computing, Barefoot helps them use computational thinking to take those skills across the curriculum in a way that’s easy to teach and fun for pupils to learn.

What does Barefoot offer?

Barefoot has already benefitted over 28,000 teachers and more than 1 million pupils. Barefoot resources have been downloaded more than 100,000 times – helping young people in the UK thrive in the digital future.

Barefoot’s offering consists of:

  • Free Barefoot workshops for all UK primary schools
  • Free lesson plans and teacher notes
  • Support, advice and guidance for computing novices and experienced teachers alike


Visiting the Barefoot website is a great first step. In a few minutes, you can find out more, book a workshop and download free resources. You can also become a Barefoot volunteer to deliver workshops in your local community.

To get started, please visit

Barefoot Computing

Key partner

Funded by Department for Education