Scratch

With Scratch, you can program your own interactive stories, games, and animations — and share your creations with others in the online community.

Scratch helps young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively — essential skills for life in the 21st century.

Scratch is a project of the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Lab. It is provided free of charge.

Click here to get started with Scratch!

For those who want to get creative anywhere, an offline version of Scratch can be downloaded here.

Resources and tutorials

There are plenty of resources and tutorials online to get you started with Scratch. We recommend following the ‘Getting Started with Scratch’ guide which can be downloaded from here. This will give you a good understanding of how Scratch works so you can learn to create your own projects!

Further examples of what you can make in Scratch can be downloaded from here

Our Scratch resources from the This Is Not A Game launch are available for free and can be downloaded here. Everything you need to create your own ocean inspired game is there.

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