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Junior Tech Club

Formerly Fire Tech Crew

Price

£350-£350

Ages

9-12

Equipment

Laptop required

Develop your STEM skills all year-round! Join our weekend clubs and explore coding, robotics, app design, making, electronics and more during term-time.

Junior Tech Club

Course Overview

New term, new projects!

We have put together some of the best parts from across our existing curriculum, added some amazing new kits and equipment, and then – in the true making spirit – tinkered with it all to engineer a one-of-a-kind weekend club for digital makers aged 9 to 12. For 10 sessions, students will explore creative and inspiring topics from the world of tech — from learning how computer works and programming robots to create music and digital art and everything in between.

In London the course runs for two hours on Saturdays at 1.30pm at the following locations:
Chelsea Academy (half-term: no club on the 16th and 23rd of February) 
South Hampstead High School (half-term: no club on the 16th and 23rd of February)
Newcombe House Notting Hill (half-term: no club on the 23rd of February)
or Sundays at 1.30pm at the following locations:
Alleyn’s School (half-term: no club on the 17th and 24th of February)
Camden School for Girls (half-term: no club on the 17th and 24th of February)

In Warrington the course runs for two hours on Saturdays from 10am at Beaumont Collegiate Academy (half-term: no club on the 16th and 23rd of February)

In Cambridge the course runs for two hours on Saturdays from 1.00pm at Hills Road Sixth Form (half-term: no club on the 16th and 23rd of February)

See weekly run down of courses

Week 1: Build your own computer with the Kano kit

Week 2: Learn the principles of programming and create your video game

Week 3: Build a solar-powered moisture sensor with Tech Will Save Us Thirsty Plant kit

Week 4: Develop and publish your mobile app

Week 5: Build electronic project with the BBC micro:bit

Week 6: Program robots

Week 7: Build a controller from everyday objects with the Makey Makey

Week 8: Become a digital artist and create animation

Week 9: Invent gadget with Little Bits kit

Week 10: Final project

No pre-requisites is needed to join the club.

What students will learn

  • Learn how computer works and build your own with the Kano kit.
  • Learn the principles of programming and apply it to creating your own video game.
  • Learn about sensors and build a solar-powered moisture sensor for your plants.
  • Develop your own mobile APP and publish it.
  • Explore the world of hardware and build a variety of electronic projects with the BBC micro:bit
  • Learn about robotics and how to program robots
  • Build your own synthesizer and create electronic music
  • Learn about graphic design and animation
  • Create your own invention using Little Bits kits
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What will students take home

  • Fire Tech T-Shirt
  • USB Stick
logo: Fire Tech

Fire Tech Camp Courses Include

  • 8:1 student:teacher ratio
  • Original products
  • Outdoor Activities*
  • USB Flash drive (for saving work/software)
  • Any cheat sheets or software** used in the course
  • New Skills
  • Supportive community
  • Enthusiastic instructors
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Who is this course suitable for?

No prior experience is required but there are some prerequisites for attending this course:

  • Must be between age 9 and 12 at start of course
  • Must bring own laptop (or rent one from us)
  • Strong understanding of English
  • Basic IT skills
  • Bring own lunch (Except Residential)

* Outdoor activities dependent on location and weather. ** some software only available as trial. We arrange a discounted rate with the publishers for our campers when possible.

"I had so much fun and learned a lot about technology"

Jaisen, Young Rapid Prototyper