Case Study: Sean Powell

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Sean works as the Associate Curriculum Partner (Digital) for the South East Wales Education Achievement Service (EAS), supporting all schools across 5 local authorities. His role involves supporting schools with the leadership of digital skills, providing professional learning to schools on the range of tools available on Hwb and through Apple and supporting schools with school improvement and essentially anything … Read More

Case Study: Archbishop McGrath

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Thomas Fricker took part in our Robotics Competition back in 2016 and – along with his fellow team members from Archbishop McGrath Comprehensive School and teacher Fiona Greenwood – won at our grand final. This year, he supported his younger sister and the 2023 Archbishop McGrath team in their bid to reclaim the title of Champions! Here’s his story… Thomas … Read More

Case study: Byron Hopkin

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Byron has been teaching for over 20 years, and is currently an IT teacher at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman. He is undertaking Technocamps’ 18-day Professional Learning Programme for Computing teachers and support staff. Before the course, Byron was teaching Music and Music Technology (key stage 4 and 5), as well as IT (key stage 3), and is now concentrating on IT, … Read More

Case Study: Chris Owen

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Chris Owen is the deputy head and Year 4 teacher at Deighton Primary School in Tredegar, South Wales. As a school, they have utilised the expertise within Technocamps to support and enhance their Science and Technology curriculum alongside raising the profile for careers within STEM for learners across the school. Technocamps has allowed the school to deliver Science and Technology … Read More

Case Study: Becki Bawler

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Becki Bawler has been involved with Technocamps for about 6 years. Having qualified as a French teacher but with a little IT experience and an interest in the subject, she became the IT teacher and used support from Technocamps to run more computing based activities for learners at her school. Becki also attended an Introduction to Python workshop a few years … Read More

Case Study: Julie Walters

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Julie worked as Technocamps’s Project Manager between 2018-2021, which inspired her to develop her computing skills as the programme aimed to upskill the children and workforce in Wales. Here, she tells us more about her experience with Technocamps as both a staff member and a student. Tell us a little about yourself.I am Julie Walters. I tell everyone that I … Read More

Case Study: Leigh Edwards

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Since receiving his first computer as a gift at age 11 (25 years ago), Leigh Edwards has had an interest in how computers can be a vehicle for creativity, and how varied this can be. He is now a teacher at Hirwaun Primary School near Aberdare in Rhondda Cynon Taf, where he is the school’s Digital Champion, responsible for DCF … Read More

Case Study: Luke Clement

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Our Operations Manager, Luke Clement, has recently completed our Degree Apprenticeship programme at Swansea University. Here, we look at how it has helped him improve his knowledge of computing and progress his career. Luke has been working for Technocamps for 5 years, initially as a Delivery Officer and now as the Operations Manager based at our main hub in Swansea. … Read More

Case Study: Kay Morris & Eryl Jones

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Tell us a little about yourself and your workKay: I am a Senior ICT Advisory Teacher with Ceredigion County Council and have been in post for over 10 years. Before that, I was a secondary ICT teacher.Eryl: I’m working with Kay as an ICT advisory teacher in Ceredigion. I was a primary school teacher for about 20 years before being … Read More

Case Study: Lauren Powell

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Before going to university, Lauren didn’t know what she wanted to do. After learning about Computer Science, she became passionate about Technocamps’ work and doing her bit to encourage young people (especially girls!) into STEM. At school, Lauren enjoyed maths but wasn’t interested in doing a degree in it. When she came across Computer Science at a careers event, she … Read More