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.
This year we will be hosting “Summer of STEM”, open to anyone between the ages of 9 and 16. Starting in August, we will be going ‘live’ for 15 days, with activities and experiments to try out at home.
It seems ages now since our last Women in STEM networking event took place. These events provided women working in science and technology an opportunity to meet
Fiona Humphreys is the latest teacher from Ysgol Bro Dinefwr to go through our VTCT course. She follows two of her colleagues who have successfully completed the qualification with the Technocamps team.
When Colette Hughes was deciding on a topic for one of her final assessments as part of her teacher training, she was inspired by a Technocamps workshop that the Bangor team had delivered to her class a week earlier.