STEM Careers Q&A with Laura Roberts

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We recently held a STEM Careers session where Year 6 pupils from New Inn Primary School in Pontypool heard all about the jobs that are available in the STEM sectors and what career path they can take to get these roles. The session was followed by an engaging Q&A session, and here’s what we learnt: Yes! STEM jobs are some … Read More

Game of Codes 2023: Health and Wellbeing

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Our annual coding competition for pupils in Wales is back! This year, we’re asking participants to create a piece of software under the theme Health and Wellbeing. Our Game of Codes competition is an opportunity for pupils to develop their problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills while improving their knowledge of computer programming in a fun and inventive way. The … Read More

GiST: International Women’s Day Special

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To celebrate International Women’s Day in March, we’re hosting two very special GiST (Girls into Science and Tech) events for learners in North and South Wales. It is widely recognised that girls are underrepresented in STEM industries, and we aim to redress the balance. We offer clubs and seminars, exclusively to girls through our GiST (Girls into STEM) Cymru programme. … Read More

Newsbyte: Winter 2023

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Happy New Year and welcome to 2023’s first edition of Newsbyte! It’s our 20th anniversary year and we can’t wait to see what this year brings. 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…

Working with Menter Iaith to support Welsh Language STEM Education

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Technocamps’ partnership with Menter Iaith has continued to go from strength to strength, ensuring we can continue to promote Welsh language STEM activities in Wales. Since 2021, we have been working with local Menter Iaith projects, including Menter Iaith Abertawe, Menter Iaith RCT and Menter Iaith Caerdydd to offer workshops and events to Welsh speaking pupils across the country. This … Read More

LGBTQ+ event

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Join us for an online STEM careers event for all LGBTQ+ and curious/questioning young people aged 11-16. Speakers will include members of the LGBTQ+ community working in STEM, academia and studying at University, as well as a guest talk and Q&A with Mark Etheridge, the curator of the Wales is… Proud exhibition currently on display at St Fagan’s Museum of … Read More

Annual Report 2022

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We had a busy 2022, with a mixture of virtual and in-person teaching, hosting our huge STEM Academy in the Summer and creating a whole host of new ways to support children and teachers in Wales with their Computing education. All in all, we’ve had a successful year, thanks to the commitment of our wonderful staff members and partners, and … Read More

WiST Webinar: Finding a Work/Life Balance

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Technocamps’ WiST events are aimed at women in the technology sector (or with a keen interest in the industry) to learn from other inspirational women and network with like-minded people. All events are entirely free thanks to funding support from the Welsh Government’s European Social Fund. We’re all still trying to find out what works best for us in the … 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

Computer Scientist Posters

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We have designed some bilingual posters with information about well-known computer scientists for you to display in your classroom. These figures all appear in the curriculum and these posters contain useful information about their work. There are individual posters and a larger poster that contains biographies from all six scientists: James Gosling, Ada Lovelace, Alan Turing, Tim Berners-Lee, Steve Jobs … Read More