Meet The Entrepreneur: Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa Co-Founder Of Katalist

During our recent intensive week-long courses, we interviewed guest experts, who provided students with some extra inspiration during their lunchtimes. All of whom, are working in the machine learning, social media, and data analysis industries. This interview is with tech entrepreneur Pierre-Simon Ntiruhungwa, the co-founder of Katalist – an entrepreneurial development platform. In this interview, […]


What Is Scratch: Easy Coding For Kids

As technology continues to shape our futures, learning a computer programming language has become increasingly important for adults and kids alike.  Just as there are thousands of languages and dialects spoken globally, there are many different programming languages, each with its own unique rules and applications. So what coding language should my child start learning […]


Celebrate Hour of Code with Fire Tech

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet. The Hour of Code is a global movement by Computer Science Education Week and to teach students about coding and computer science. The event takes place during Computer Science Education Week, which is December 7-13th this year. It’s an opportunity for every child to learn how […]

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5 Fun Ways To Entertain Kids During Lockdown Using Digital Tools

Many countries around the world are facing a second lockdown. In the UK, the second lockdown commenced earlier this month. That means family outings, children’s activities, and anything social is a no-go. It is a downer that Lockdown 2.0 is expected only to end early December with likely chances of an extension. Nonetheless, staying indoors […]


How To Become A Video Game Designer

As the world has become more reliant on remote settings, new technologies, and virtual worlds, video games have become more popular than ever. Video games enchant us with curiosity and exploration. They can transport us to different worlds without the typical limits of physical movement. With the video game industries growing popularity, the demand for […]


Passionate Teen Student Inspired by Fire Tech’s Artificial Intelligence Online Course

One thing we love most at the end of each course is hearing from the students about their Fire Tech experience. After week one of October half-term, we caught up with Rohan, a 14-year-old living in London, who attended our Senior Adventures in Artificial Intelligence course. What did you create/make/build/code this week? Rohan: We made […]


Fire Tech’s Coding Clubs Provide Social & Inclusive Learning Experiences After School

Fire Tech’s After School Clubs for kids are online part-time tech courses that offer inclusive, play-filled opportunities for your child to learn STEM subjects while making friends. These online After School Clubs run as weekly sessions to ensure young people have a consistent social activity and engagement with tech to continue to aid their personal […]

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Best virtual ideas for a fun, frightening, and safe socially distanced Halloween

October half-term and Halloween is fast approaching! There is no scarier thought than entertaining your kids during gloomy weather, whilst social distancing. Technology is great, Netflix and Youtube may be obvious choices, but we at Fire Tech are huge believers that not all screen time is created equal. Watching gaming videos on YouTube may be […]


Fire Tech launches a revolutionary approach to work experience in tech careers for young people

13th October 2020 Fire Tech, the edtech company that runs cutting-edge tech camps for 8 to 17-year-olds, is today launching a revolutionary way for young people to experience tech careers. Virtual Work Experience Fire Tech’s Virtual Work Experience gives teens aged 15 to 19 exposure to life in a tech company, accessible from anywhere in […]


AI Industry Expert Interview Series

Kids are making, coding and learning all about the hottest tech Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Fire Tech’s brand-new online courses Junior Adventures In Artificial Intelligence and Senior Adventures In Artificial Intelligence. To spark interest and continue inspiring kids and teens, Fire Tech’s UK Country Manager Ed Halliday interviews three experts currently working in the AI […]


5 benefits to online learning with Fire Tech

Fire Tech has delivered 50,000 learning experiences to young people around the globe. Whilst we love our face-to-face camps, our online courses give us the opportunity to reach kids who may not otherwise get to experience our camps. The online courses connect our world-class curriculum, brilliant tutors, and project-based learning style directly to kids in […]


Coding for Kids: why is it so important?

Coding is part of the discipline of Computer Science which itself is defined by the term ‘Computational Thinking’. Seymor Papert, the renowned mathematician, computer scientist, and educator, wrote in his seminal book Mindstorms: Children, Computers, and Powerful Ideas (1980) that computational thinking is a ‘mode of thought’. It is a thinking discipline which, Papert claimed, […]



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