Free Download Links

OOo4Kids OOo4Kids
A full office suite designed specifically for children aged 7-12. It is a simplified version of OpenOffice, the free alternative to Microsoft Office. It includes wordprocessor, spreadsheet, presentation and drawing applications.
AbiWord AbiWord
AbiWord is a free word processing program similar to Microsoft® Word. It has all the tools needed for school wordprocessing. Make sure you download the UK dictionary too for spell checking. Extra toolbar features can be found in the preferences submenu under the tools menu.
Pivot Stickfigure Animator
A brilliant little program to produce simple stick figure animations. Very simple to use (see our Stickfigure animation page)
Tux Paint Tux Paint
A brilliant free painting program for pre-school and primary age children. Don't forget to download the large bank of stamps also available.
Crocodile Clips
An excellent free electrical circuit simulation download. Can also be used to support QCA ICT schemes of work Unit 3D (Exploring simulations)


A set of fun simple games for young children. Play games to improve memory, keyboard skills as well as hangman. May be played in a number of languages.

IrfanView is a very fast, small, compact and innovative FREEWARE (for non-commercial & educational use) graphic viewer. Use for producing slide shows, contact prints, viewing and converting many file types
Picnik - online photo editing
Not a download, but a very useful online photo editing solution.

BeFunky - online photo editing
Another online photo editing application. As with Picnik, there's no need to register to use this software.

Block CAD - LEGO based building program
A fun freeware LEGO simulation building program
Sketchup Google Sketchup v7
Make 3D models with Googles free version of Sketchup. Online tutorials and videos available to help you learn how to use it.

Photo story 3
A very easy to use program for making quick multimedia presentations. A free download for Windows XP users.

Example of use in classroom>>


Scratch is a new programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art - and share your creations on the web.Download


Design, build and play your own games on a PC or Xbox360. The Kodu computer language has been designed specifically for game development and is entirely icon based.


A freeware Logo (turtle) program - all you need for the classroom.
Touch Typing
Free touch typing program which can be played online or downloaded. It includes 15 lessons or you can copy and paste your own text to touch type.