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Adventures in Sustainable Play

As part of the Festival of the Mind 2020, which runs from Thursday 17th Sep to Sunday 27th Sep 2020, MakerFutures offers a FREE fantastic opportunity for children and families in Sheffield to get involved in a mini adventure of (Read More)

Bags of Creativity

We are very excited to be taking part in the amazing ‘Bags of Creativity‘ project by Create Sheffield and IVE! The project aims to deliver creative activities and resources into the homes of vulnerable children and young people across the (Read More)

Maker Activities

Parents and carers who are able to have been doing a brilliant job in supporting children’s learning whilst in lockdown, and there are many excellent resources to help them, such as the BBC’s Bitesize website, the Oak National Academy and (Read More)


At the heart of the Maker{Futures} programme of work is play – through playful engagement in makerspaces, children learn a great deal, not just about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), but also about other subjects, including the arts, language (Read More)

Maker{Move}’s First Outing

Just before the schools closed the Maker{Move} team managed its first mobile makerspace outing to Northfield Junior School in Dronfield, Derbyshire. The team arrived in the new bespoke van, loaded up with everything needed to set up a large makerspace (Read More)

Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity Makerspaces in the Early Years, 1st Edition

The MakerFutures team were involved in a previous research project ‘Makerspaces in the Early Years: Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity.’ A book has been published which outlines the project, which can be found below: Enhancing Digital Literacy and Creativity Makerspaces (Read More)