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

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

Learning with Lego in Lockdown

Megan ChickBlog

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)… Back in May, as I was struggling to juggle home-schooling my three daughters and my job as Regional Coordinator for Technocamps … Read More