Virtual STEM fun with the Brownies and Guides

Megan ChickBlog, News

[Blog by Technocamps Schools Liaison Officer, Joanne Ralph] I have been Schools Liaison Officer for Technocamps for the past two years and before that I was a secondary school science teacher. Within both roles I have always strived to engender enthusiasm for STEM subjects in young people, especially girls. My daughter was a Brownie, and every week came home excited … Read More

How to Make Sure you’re Cybersecure

Megan ChickBlog, News

[Blog by Technocamps Delivery Officer, Olga Petrovska] Do you remember a time when hearing “You’ve got mail” caused elation? For today’s internet user that feels rather surreal, and yet it was a reality some 20 years ago. With the development of technology, our notion of online is being continuously redefined. Just think about how much time you spend connected these … Read More

Home of the Future Competition

Megan ChickCompetition, News

THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW ENDED Can you develop a game that shows energy efficiency in the home and the issues surrounding it? Our new competition, in partnership with Energy Saving Trust and NEST, is asking pupils (up to the age of 16) to design their own game, using any programming software, that would make a house more environmentally-friendly. The winning … Read More

Case Study: Derek Leung

Megan ChickCase Study, News

Derek attended Ysgol David Hughes, where Technocamps participated in several workshops for skills days amongst other activities. He was involved with a number of Technocamps workshops, one of which included using code to spawn blocks and change the environment in Minecraft, which inspired Derek’s interest in Computer Science. He was also involved in a Technocamps competition held at Venue Cymru, … Read More

Join our free virtual coding club

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

Our commitment to providing children with the skills they need to develop and grow continues, and we now offer after-school code clubs for children aged 9-16. Technoclub is an opportunity for young people to gain computing experience during live interactive sessions outside of school. The club provides a free weekly session where pupils will learn new Computer Science skills whilst working towards an … Read More

Getting girls interested in STEM

Megan ChickBlog

Only 26% of STEM graduates are female. This shocking (yet probably unsurprising) number may well be increasing, but very slowly. There remains a long way to go before we realise a gender-balanced pipeline of fully literate school leavers and graduates entering the job market. One of the main issues is a huge lack of representation in these fields. With men … Read More

Introduction to Digital Technology: Secondary Teacher CPD

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

On Tuesday 20th April, we are hosting a CPD event for secondary school teachers to support with the new Digital Technology GCSE. This brief session will introduce teachers to the support Technocamps will be offering focused on the delivery of the new Digital Technology GCSE qualification. During this session we will outline details for blended learning CPD sessions running through … Read More

Game Development – Secondary Teacher CPD Series

Megan ChickEvent, News, News and Events

We are hosting a series of CPD sessions for secondary school teachers focussing on the key concepts of Game Development. All sessions are being facilitated by Bridgend College in partnership with Swansea University and Technocamps and are free to participants thanks to funding support from the Welsh Government. Roles in the Games IndustryWednesday 21st April 2021This session will be an … Read More

Free STEM Workshops for Secondary Schools

Megan ChickNews, News and Events

With the schools closed and pupils at home, we have adapted our workshop offering to suit your needs. Workshops are currently virtual via live streaming. All workshops are fully funded by support from the Welsh Government. KS3: Escape the Zoom – 1 x 1 hour session – Unplugged This session is a fast-paced practical session designed to get pupils’ legs … Read More