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We are all homeschoolers now

I never signed up to be a homeschooler.  I’ve secretly admired the creativity and the devotion of those parents who could do it, but I couldn’t possibly do it myself.   I had work, and I didn’t have the patience, and I honestly felt like professional teachers would have a better impact on my kids than […]

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Life in the Time of Covid

These are crazy times.  Even though we saw the research and graphs predicting what was to come, it was hard to imagine just a few weeks ago where we would find ourselves today – we’ve had to reinvent significant parts of our personal and professional lives. As a parent, as a small business owner, and […]

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At-Home Learning Resources for Families

With COVID-19 continuing to evolve rapidly and schools starting to close, it is essential that we support our families and wider community at this time. We are sharing these useful resources that you can use to support your child’s learning at home, emotionally reassure them and help them to thrive during these challenging times. TOP […]

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10 Ways Artificial Intelligence will change our kids’ lives

Let’s recap! Data Science focuses on the interpretation of data. Machine Learning (ML) is, yes as indicated, machine learning and decision making derived from data. ML increasingly uses artificial neural networks to reenact the human brain and nervous system. And A.I.? Well  A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) is the mother of these subsets and defines the action […]

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Celebrating Women in Engineering

To celebrate women in engineering, we spoke to three female engineers working at Vattenfall Heat UK. A company that’s committed to delivering low carbon heating solutions around the UK, and is a prime example of how a career in STEM can lead to solving critical problems that face society today, such as climate change and […]

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Win a FREE course place worth £550

Fire Tech is proud to announce the launch of five brand new tech courses to support young people aged 9-to-17 to learn the latest technologies shaping our world. Course topics include ‘Adventures in Artificial Intelligence’ for juniors and seniors, ‘Junior Cyber Security’, ‘Start up a Tech Startup’, and ‘Hollywood Special Effects‘. We will be running […]

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Best Apps to develop your Kids’ STEM skills over the holidays

We’ve put together ten of the best apps designed to develop your kids’ ‘Science Capital’, a now-popular term used to conceptually measure an individual’s exposure to and knowledge of science. Social and cultural experiences greatly affect young peoples’ aspirations and involvement in STEM. Nurturing kids’ interest in science is so important and that’s where, as […]

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Fire Tech receives EdWard Award 2019

Fire Tech has received an EdWard, in recognition of completing UCL’s ‘Educate’ programme, the UK’s leading research accelerator programme for education technology. As part of the Educate programme, Fire Tech completed an impact study noting what we had achieved. The study asked Fire Tech’s customers what impact a Fire Tech course had on their children. […]

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10 ideas to nurture a nature-loving digital maker over the holidays

As the nights draw in during autumn, young people’s dedicated screen time generally increase as they spend more time indoors. Here’s a plethora of ideas to get your kids active, creative, hands-on as well as outdoors. Every parent has experienced failing to get their child’s attention, despite calling their name numerous times, lost as they […]

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Amazon has partnered with Fire Tech to let 10,000 primary school children get hands-on with robotics

We all hear a lot about the opportunities in the digital economy, and also the challenges that come with it: the skills gap, the shortfall in computer science graduates, the importance of diversity and inclusion. In fact, new research from Capital Economics shows the UK needs 21,000 more computer science graduates every year, or the […]

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Fire Tech future-proofs learning with a raft of 21st-century skills

Fire Tech educates young people to apply knowledge, “to be innovators, creators and makers – not just to know techie stuff”, says our Founder and CEO, Jill Hodges. “Problem-solving and creativity, alongside technology, are among the most sought after skills in the workplace. They are hugely relevant in this rapidly changing, digital society.” The 21st-century […]

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Fire Tech & NISTI : A Case Study exposing young people to STEM and programming in the Seychelles

The Partners Fire Tech UKNISTI – National Institute for Science Technology and InnovationBarclays Africa/asbaSeychelles BreweryRound Table The Problem NISTI in the Seychelles are concerned that their young people aren’t learning future-critical technology skills that will give them the chance to have a bright, fulfilling future. One of their goals is to expose young people to […]

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Fire Tech: UK Residential Camps with a difference

Are you looking for something different, and enriching for your client families? Fire Tech offers innovative courses bringing together digital skills and creativity, in a fully-immersive English environment. British and international students work together on original projects that can fuel their academics and give them an edge on school and university applications. Fire Tech is […]

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Deloitte helps UK Tech Camp give young Scots a leg up on their future

26th June 2019 – Fire Tech, the UK’s leading provider of tech education extra-curriculars, is launching in Edinburgh this summer. Deloitte Edinburgh recognises the need to equip young people with the digital skills they need to fully engage with their futures, and has generously offered Fire Tech office space overlooking the castle to run their […]

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A life-changing summer camp

When it comes to spectacular places to live, learn and enjoy yourself in, they don’t get better than this. Set among the sprawling green fields of Buckinghamshire (just 40 minutes from London) Wycombe Abbey — a historic location dating back to the 13th Century — never fails to inspire. It is the perfect setting for […]

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What Does STEM Mean?

Science, technology, engineering and maths. There’s a good chance you know what STEM stands for. But not everyone knows what STEM means. Just how important STEM subjects are. How exciting studying them can be. The big-picture questions they empower you to answer. And the broad skills and qualities – not just limited to technical knowledge […]

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5 Innovative Uses of Augmented Reality

[row] [columns class=”medium-2″]   [/columns][columns class=”medium-8″] Once a sci-fi fantasy, augmented reality (AR) is now within everyone’s reach. AR superimposes digital information and images on to the real world. Over the past few years AR technology has dramatically improved and is now available on most phones. Apple CEO, Tim Cook, believes that AR is the […]

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BARCLAYS EAGLE LABS SPONSOR LOCAL YOUTH’S TECH AMBITIONS

26th March 2018 – Barclays funds course places for young people at leading EdTech company’s Easter programmes in Salford. More than 30 children from local schools were awarded the fully-funded scholarship places, usually costing £400, on Fire Tech’s Teen Coding with Python, Digital Photography and Junior Coding courses, held between 9-13th April. Started in 2013 […]

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The UK Government is investing in the country’s digital future – but they’re going to need to start younger and we can help

It’s been a blockbuster few months for news around digital skills. Here’s a wrap up of recent findings, announcements and initiatives. We applaud the government for working with academia and industry to increase digital skills – but we think there’s a blind spot here. The government needs to take the same approach with younger children […]

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Update: The UK Government is Full-Speed Ahead on Tech Education and Sector Investment

With the recent lack of commitment in secondary schooling computer science education and the government’s response to the need for more technology investment, we thought we’d give you our thoughts on the government’s focus and how Fire Tech supports the initiative. So what’s going on with tech in our schools? 54% of secondary schools in […]

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FIRE TECH INVITED TO ANTIGUA TO INSPIRE YOUTH’S TECH AMBITIONS

London, England, 16th January. Fire Tech, the UK’s leading provider of extracurricular tech education for 9-17 year olds, today announces they are bringing specially-curated education technology workshops and courses to young people in Antigua in partnership with global charity collective, the Ocean Generation Foundation and leading education technology specialists pi-top. Started in 2013 by Jill […]

Interviews

Hoping to attend an American University? Here’s what you need to know

It’s so exciting to see some of our Fire Tech campers begun to study Computer Science and Engineering at the University level. More and more UK students, including our campers, are considering US universities – but the admissions process and the vast number of programmes can be daunting. Lisa Gottardo, from A-List Education wrote this guest […]

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“Students created a haunted house.” Sneak Peek into our Digital Music course

Fire Tech is known for teaching kids how to code, create video games, engineer robots and create unique objects using 3D printers. However, not everyone knows about our Digital Music Production course. This was hugely popular over the summer break and we’re also teaching it this December half term. Below, Will, a Fire Tech tutor, […]

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Fire Tech Raises A £660K Investment Round To Accelerate Growth In Tech Education For Young People

Contact: Jill Hodges, 07798928057, @FireTechCamp, jill@firetechcamp.com London, England. 24 October 2017. Fire Tech, the UK’s leading provider of extracurricular Tech Education for 9-17 year olds, today announces they’ve secured £660K in funding led by the Cass Entrepreneurship Fund, with participation by Emerge Education and investment angels. The capital will be used to fund UK and international […]

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Five Skills Children Learn on Saturdays at Fire Tech Clubs

Banish weekend boredom and get your child ahead in their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) journey. Fire Tech Crew is our 10-week Saturday programme for 9-12 year olds running in Notting Hill, London. This is the place where children go from passive technology consumers to proactive technology creators. This is more than a Saturday […]

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“All you need is an open mind”: Meet the instructor delivering Fire Tech’s Saturday classes

Fire Tech Crew is our 10-week Saturday programme for 9-12 year olds starting September 16th until December 2nd in Notting Hill, London. In this exploratory programme students jump start their STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Mathematics) journey as our specialist tutors bring subjects to life for two hours in the morning or the afternoon […]

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Meet our tutors

Fire Tech offers a range of advantages, from small class sizes to maximise student learning, to include the latest technologies like artificial intelligence and augmented reality that inspire our campers to dream big! Yet, it’s our high-quality tutors that make Fire Tech an incredible place to learn. We’ve made it a priority to recruit enthusiastic, […]

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