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Workshops We deliver innovative Workshops in computer science for young people across Wales.

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.

Our Programme

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.

Technoclubs

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.

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Popular Resources

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A group of workshops focusing on algorithms utilising Python, Greenfoot, HTML, and assembly language.

C3
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The Cross Curricular Coding (C3) programme offers a variety of topics to get students engaging in Computer Science activities across a range of subjects.

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This workshop aims to detach pupils from the idea that computing involves using a computer as a tool.

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Learn all about Alfred Wallace and Machine Learning in this workshop which was developed to accompany Theatr na nÓg's play "The Butterfly Hunter".

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The Eye of The Storm workshop supports the Theatr na nÓg production introducing children to physics and computational thinking.

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Accompanies the Theatr na nÓg production. Learn all about World War and try out different methods for writing and breaking coded messages, and use these skills to defuse a virtual bomb.

Latest News

Students and staff from Swansea University’s Degree Apprenticeship Programme in Applied Software Engineering recently gathered with local businesses and organisations to celebrate the success of the first learners to complete the three-year course.

Technocamps was extremely proud to lead on an innovative new programme designed to encourage young women towards STEM careers.

Last week was the end of our three week Summer School Programme with the students from Ysgol Bae Baglan who have participated in a 5-week IRONMAN Programme created by Yellowsands Foundation.

Technocamps were proud to participate in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst.

Technocamps continues to lead the march towards encouraging girls into careers in Science and Technology.

Our annual Technocamps Robotics Competition was held on 17 July 2019 in the University of South Wales, Cardiff.

Celebrating the success of eighteen teachers who have completed their VTCT qualification with Technocamps

Starting in the Autumn term 2019, Technocamps will once again offer a free opportunity for teachers to up-skill in computer science.


Get Involved

Are you interested in arranging a Technocamps workshop for your school or college? We offer a range of computational thinking based workshops to support students and staff through KS2 to KS5. Get in touch to find out more.

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