Newsbyte: Spring 2024

Paige JenningsNews, Newsletter

Hello, and welcome to your latest Technocamps Newsbyte! Here’s a glimpse into what we’ve been busy with since our last edition. As always, feel free to get in touch if there is anything we can help you with.

New Pytch Web App helps students to code

Paige JenningsNews

Pytch has just launched their brand new web app designed to help students in writing their own programs, with the aim to make Python coding accessible to learners of all levels by providing interactive tools and resources. Pytch uses the learners pre-existing knowledge of clock based programming languages like Scratch to give them a head start when programming more advanced, … Read More

Launching Technocamps Advanced!

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Join us this summer for our FREE Technocamps Advanced workshops tailored for ages 16-19! From mastering Canva to programming a LEGO robot, our workshops are packed with exciting opportunities to expand your digital skills! Whether you have some coding knowledge or just dipping your toes into the digital world, there’s something for all at Technocamps Advanced. Every Tuesday and ThursdayStarting … Read More

Game of Codes 2024

Paige JenningsCompetition, Event, News, News and Events

This March our Cardiff hub hosted the Game of Codes coding competition with this year’s theme centred around Sport and Health. This year, the competition saw the participation of 3 individual finalists and 13 teams. From wearable karate point-scoring t-shirts, olympic themed mini-games, clicker games promoting healthy eating and digital top trumps of weird and wonderful sports from around the … Read More

Empowering Women in STEM: International Women’s Day Celebration

Paige JenningsEvent, News, News and Events

Technocamps annual International Women’s Day Celebration event on Wednesday 8 March 2024. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future. Annually, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. A global web of rich and diverse local activity connects women from all … Read More

Game of Codes Competition 2024 is back!

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Game of Codes is back with Technocamps pan-Wales National Game of Codes Programming Competition. The competition will enable interested pupils to develop their problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills while improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and inventive way. The challenge is to create a piece of software using Sport and Health as the theme.  Examples could … Read More

The BBC micro:bit playground survey has launched!

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two girls examining leaf

The BBC micro:bit playground survey has launched! Primary school teachers and pupils across the UK can continue their adventures with the micro:bit by taking part in the exciting new project, the BBC micro:bit playground survey. It’s the perfect summer term project for 7-11-year-olds where children get to learn all about their playground environment through a series of engaging, fun and cross-curricular … Read More

Free Certified CPD Programme for Primary School Teachers – Spring Term ’24

Luke ClementEvent, News, News and Events

We are offering a free 9-session virtual CPD programme for primary school teachers with the aim of improving knowledge of Computer Science and Computational Thinking, and applying these skills in the classroom and across the school. Following the success of the virtual training sessions we offered primary school teachers during the lockdown period, we are pleased to be able to … Read More

Newsbyte: Autumn 2023

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Technocamps team

Shwmae and welcome to the Autumn 2023 edition of Newsbyte! We’re in a new academic year and we have big plans for the winter. As always, get in touch if there is anything we can help you with. Here’s what we have been up to since the last edition…

Technocamps Supporting Hwb Minecraft Computer Science Progression Pathway Pilot

Luke ClementNews

Technocamps are supporting a new pilot course for a Computer Science Progression Pathway in Minecraft Education which will have Clear, Cohesive Progression from Progression Steps 2 to 5. The pilot will be split across Progression Step 2 (Lower Primary), Progression Step 3 (Upper Primary), Progression Step 4 (Lower Secondary) and Progression Step 5 (Middle/Upper Secondary).  Minecraft are looking for schools to be part of a pilot programme for this pathway! Numbers … Read More