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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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Fire Tech Online

It’s finally here! Fire Tech is ready to unveil our first online courses., And we are looking to you, our wonderfully community, to take part and give us your feedback! Our first course will be four sessions of Teen Python Programming. Each session is one and a half hours online, live taught. Additional, optional activities […]

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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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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 […]

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The Future is Bright: Getting More Girls into STEAM

Throughout history, women have made significant contributions in human knowledge and, in particular, across the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Think about Ada Lovelace, an English mathematician, who is considered to be the founder of scientific computing and the first computer programmer; or Rosalind Franklin, the British chemist and crystallographer, who’s best […]

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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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Spreading the Tech Love Overseas

As you may have seen last week we partnered with Kusuma Trust for a second year running to spread the tech love to young people in Gibraltar. More than 600 pupils brought their enthusiasm to the workshops making it a big success. Fire Tech Camp’s mission is to get more young people creating, designing and exploring technology. […]

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All Hail The Robot Overlords – From The Huffington Post

“It seems like every day I read something about automation and the coming of a new generation of robots, poised to take over manufacturing, services and most job opportunities.
The days of the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang haircut machine are far behind us as automation gets increasingly sophisticated and even services become automated. Robots are serving as helpers and companions to elderly people and helping children with autism learn communication skills. So, standing at the front end of your education and career, how to do you figure this megatrend into your choices?”

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Fire Tech in Gibraltar: Part Two

This post is about our second session in Gibraltar, when a group of 22 students discovered the awesome potential of tiny robots! To find out about our music-making session with bananas and Makey Makeys, read Part One. Robots and Code at the University of Gibraltar The setting for our second session in Gibraltar, in collaboration […]

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2015 Holiday Round Up!

It’s that time again!  The year is drawing to a close, and the festive season is kicking off.  Mince pies abound and scent of fir fills the air!  And all the blinky lights get us dreaming, and I’m not talking about the ones hung about the house and on trees! Ozobots Our favourite new robotics […]

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Autumn and Winter 2015 Flyer

Here are the details for our Autumn and December 2015 holiday camps and weekend courses in London, which will be held at the Fab Lab. Please pass on this flyer to interested parents, students and educators (copy image below, share this page or go to the PDF to download). If you would like paper copies […]

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