Welcome to Technocamps
Our mission is to inspire, motivate and engage people with computational thinking and promote Computer Science as underpinning all aspects of modern society.
Since 2003, Technocamps has been providing hands-on computing workshops to inspire, motivate and engage young people. In particular, during the two school years spanning 2014-2016, we delivered an average of 9 hours of workshops in 97% of Wales’ state-backed secondary schools.
With our Playground Computing programme we deliver day-long interactive workshops in primary schools, one classroom at a time. During the 2016-2017 school year we delivered 175 workshops in primary schools to over 4000 pupils and their teachers.
With our Technoteach programme we are providing vital CPD training sessions to up-skill ICT teachers in the new computer science curriculum. In particular, we provide an NQF-level accredited qualification, the Certificate of Teaching of Computing. Over the past two years 31 teachers have been awarded this certificate following a full year of Technoteach workshops; and there are 46 teachers currently undertaking this certificate training during the 2017-2018 school year.
The Technocamps Programme is supported by the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund and is delivered throughout Wales via University collaborations.
2019 was a great year for us.
We are really proud of what we have achieved in a short space of time. We have put together our annual report which showcases all the highlights from the last year.
We are particularly grateful to our funders (Welsh Government and the EU) and to all our partner institutions for their continued support.
Technocamps After School Clubs are free and it is not a requirement for the children to know or have any prior knowledge or experience in coding/programming to join the club. They also do not need to bring any equipment or devices as it will all be provided.
Find out more here.
Welcome to the Autumn edition of Newsbyte! We’ve had a busy few months with our successful Summer of STEM and preparing virtual sessions ready for the return to schools. Find out what we’re up to…
Our Bangor Hub Coordinator, Alex Clewett, had a very productive lockdown. Here, he talks about his experience with the new Lego Education SPIKE Prime set, and how he designed, built and coded his own carnival rides (with his children)...
We’re hosting our first ever virtual Education Conference on Thursday October 22nd! The event is FREE and relevant to Primary and Secondary schools.
Ever wondered what it would be like to make electricity from the sun, work for NASA or research Astrobiology? We've got seven inspiring women in STEM who want to talk to you about their jobs and how they got them!
Our new on-line Activity Packs have helped to keep children motivated and excited this summer and they have been extremely popular. Our delivery team developed some great worksheets, videos, and quizzes that can be found here.
We've been working hard to develop a whole host of virtual sessions for primary and secondary school ages. Workshops are currently virtual via live streaming into classrooms throughout Wales.