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

Free After-School Coding Clubs for Pupils in Wales

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

Newsbyte: Summer 2023

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Shwmae and welcome to our Summer 2023 edition of Newsbyte! The sun is shining, the school year is ending and we have big plans for the new term. 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…

Free Certified CPD Programme for Primary School Teachers *Course Now Full*

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We are offering a free 10-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

Free online CPD course for secondary teachers

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Following the popularity of our CPD course for computing teachers, we’re now offering free training courses for teachers of any subject! Whatever your subject, any secondary school teachers are eligible to join our virtual course to upskill through sessions on computational thinking and programming concepts and how to implement them across the curriculum for Wales. The course is split into … Read More

Battle of the Bots at our Annual Competition

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Pupils from 23 teams went head to head in our 2023 RAF Robotics Competition grand finals in North Wales and South Wales! The theme of this year’s competition was Green Machines, and pupils from across Wales were challenged to design and create a robot that could tackle climate change. In their teams, participants considered whether the robot could sort recycling, … Read More

STEM Academy 2023

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Anyone who has ever taken part in our workshops knows that we have a knack of turning complicated science and technology into fun and interesting activities! This Summer, we are inviting you to do something a bit different and really exciting over the summer holidays. Come along to our STEM Academy for some science-based activities in South Wales. We have … Read More

Developing the skills of future cyber security experts

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We’re working with the University of South Wales on a nationwide project to develop the skills of Wales’ next generation of cyber security experts. Our Technocamps hub in the University of South Wales, which is a Gold standard National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) partner and which has won ‘Cyber University of the Year’ for four consecutive, is leading the NCSC’s CyberFirst … Read More

Technocamps Supporting BBC micro:bit – the next gen

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We’re supporting BBC’s micro:bit campaign to get young people in Wales excited about STEM. BBC is once again launching a new micro:bit campaign following the success of the previous campaign in 2015, which saw a million micro:bit devices delivered to schools for their Year 7 pupils across the UK. The new campaign, BBC micro:bit – the next gen, will focus on … Read More

Newsbyte: Spring 2023

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Welcome to the Spring 2023 edition of Newsbyte! The sun is shining and we’re almost halfway through the term, so let’s get going. 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…