PHOTO: SCHOOL WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

SCHOOL WORKSHOPS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS

The brief

Kusuma Trust partnered with Fire Tech to bring inspiring tech workshops to 600 young people, and professional development to approximately a dozen teachers in Gibraltar. Kusuma’s objective is to encourage young people to study STEM subjects and to foster a digital talent pipeline in the territory.

How we helped

Fire Tech took a team of expert tutors from Imperial, Cambridge and other top universities to run three workshops for students in years 3, 8 and 9. The aim was to support and develop the students’ interest in creative tech, by teaching the students how to build, invent, and develop their computational thinking. Year 3 students used Ozobots, the all-singing and all-dancing programmable robot that responds to colour-coded commands. Year 8 and 9 students chose from two workshops – one using BinaryBot kits, powered by the BBC’s popular micro:bit, to get UFOs flying and sensing temperature, light and motion. The other workshop used littleBits’ Gizmo & Gadgets kit to invent, remix and share their gadgets, built using snappable electronics. Thanks to generous financing by Kusuma Trust, the Year 8 and 9 participants were able to take their kits home and keep coding after the workshop ended.

The results

The programme was extended from 200 students the first year to 600 students plus teacher training during the second programme. “It’s one of the best learning experiences we’ve ever had,” enthused one of last year’s workshop participants.

Get in touch

Please provide your contact details and we will be in touch to understand your objectives and propose an impactful programme!

  • Call us on +44 203 950 7310
  • Email us at partnerships@firetechcamp.com
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