As part of Technocamps’ STEM Academy this Summer, we hosted a whole load of fun activities across Wales to inspire, motivate and engage young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects.
We welcomed hundreds of children across the country to our hubs! Using everyday items, such as washing powder, drinks bottles and jugs, they made slime, shot rockets, saved knights, navigated treasure hunts, coded and solved cryptic clues while learning about the science, technology, engineering and maths behind the activities.
With the school closures and restrictions over the last 18 months, there is the real possibility that children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds, are falling behind with their schoolwork. Our out-of-school, interactive academy aimed to tackle this issue after the success of last year’s virtual Summer of STEM.
Pupil feedback included:
“Best day I have ever had!”
“I love how the work was fun, and the delivery officers were so nice, the whole day in general was exciting and interesting. And all the experiments were so fun.”
“Every activity was fun because it made me learn about something new.”
“Today was the best day in a LONG time!”
Parent feedback included:
“My sons really enjoyed it. I am so grateful for anything that is laid on for them after everything they have missed this last 18 months.”
“I just wanted to say a massive thank you, both of the boys really enjoyed and were enthused and excited about the activities. A well thought out and hugely enjoyable event!”
“My child enjoyed it immensely and she’d love to do more in the future.”
“A BIG thank you! Our daughter had a great day with you all. I know in the current Covid climate it’s very challenging to offer such programmes so thank you for putting this on!”
Technocamps Operations Manager, Luke Clement, said ”After a long 18 months of delivering our activities virtually, it was fantastic to have staff and pupils back on site enjoying getting stuck in with all the workshops. Now we are looking forward to delivering again in schools in the new term more than ever!”
All activities were funded by the Welsh Government through the European Social Fund.