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Sky New Live

Sky News and Gemma Morris came South Hampstead camps in North London to check out what the campers have been up to and ask us a few questions from the viewers about Fire Tech Camp. Check out the video from Facebook Live!

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Top 10 children’s summer activity camps

 Fire Tech Camp feature in the Daily Mirror’s Top 10 children’s summer activity camps to keep them occupied during the school holidays 2016.

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BBC visit Fire Tech Camp (Video)

Click and Dan Simmons came to one of our camps at Imperial College, London to check out what the campers have been up to and ask us a few questions from the viewers about Fire Tech Camp. Check out the video from Facebook Live!

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14 Best residential summer camps for kids

Fire Tech Camp feature in Essential Surrey & SW London Magazine list of 14 best residential summer camps for kids for summer 2016.

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14 Great UK summer camps for kids

Fire Tech Camp feature in The Richmond and Barnes Magazine list of 14 Great UK summer camps for kids for summer 2016.

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30 Great Summer Camps in London

Fire Tech Camp feature in Your Active Kid London list of 30 Great Summer Camps in London for summer 2016. At number 3 we’re in the top 10!

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Technology Summer Camps for Kids

Fire Tech Camp feature in Kids, Code, And Computer Science Magazine list of technology camps for kids for summer 2016!

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Science and technology holidays: touring the universe

Holidays that provide education and elecation, as well as enjoyment, are no longer all about culture; companies are increasingly offering holidays that inform and inspire us not about art but about science and technology. Fire Tech Camp teaches young people to collaborate, innovate and problem-solve using technology.

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Fire Tech Camp: la scuola inglese basata sulla tecnologia

(in Spanish media) UK based Fire Tech Camp offers children and young people the opportunity to learn and experience new technologies through a series of courses, workshops and holiday camps inspiring creativity and innovation.

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That idea you had for an app? Your kids will be able to build it

There is a shortage of people who understand code. Tech camp for children is big business in the US – and it’s finally in the UK…. Around 40,000 kids a year go to tech camp in the US while, here in the UK, Jill Hodges runs the only large-scale equivalent, Firetech, for around 400 kids a year.

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A brilliant opportunity for young digital wizards

There is a shortage of people who understand code. Tech camp for children is big business in the US – and it’s finally in the UK…. Around 40,000 kids a year go to tech camp in the US while, here in the UK, Jill Hodges runs the only large-scale equivalent, Firetech, for around 400 kids a year.

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Distracted? How hyperstimulation is making you smarter

Our residential summer camp was featured in The Sunday Times “That’ll teach them” feature, giving a round up of the best educational opportunities for children in the UK in Summer 2015.

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The Voice judges get hi-tech makeovers

Our efforts to give the judges of The Voice a makeover with incredible wearable tech even made it to the news pages in India!

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Blogger Kate and son Dexter think Fire Tech Camp is “amazing”

We welcomed Kate and her son Dexter to a Minecraft workshop. The verdict? “Fire Tech Camp rocks!”

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Ten Things To Do With Kids

Fire Tech Camp feature in the Coast magazine rundown of things to do with kids in Summer 2015. Described as ‘ingenious and innovative’, we made it into the top ten!

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Keep your children entertained over the holidays

Fire Tech Camp featured in The Independent’s 2014 Traveller’s Guide to Summer Camps as one of the best holiday activities for kids and teens to get stuck into.

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An Interview With Jill Hodges

Tim Slavin, the founder of Kids, Code and Computer Science (formerly Help Kids Code) talks to Jill Hodges, founder of Fire Tech Camp, about her eclectic professional background, what drove her to establish Fire Tech Camp and what she loves about it.

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Showing kids how to crack the computer code

“Entrepreneurs, business leaders and parents are waking up to fact the UK is making a poor job of teaching children programming skills…. Fire Tech Camp, a course for youngsters to learn to write computer code, which runs during the school holidays and half-term breaks. Kids get to learn a variety of skills from creating video games and mobile apps to building websites and robotics.”

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School’s out and summer camps are in as parents try to beat holiday boredom

“Some parents just need effective childcare, but others are looking for something extra.” For a growing band of tech-savvy parents, that extra comes in the guise of specialist computing and robotics courses. Jill Hodges, a tech enthusiast, this year founded Fire Tech camp, based in London, which provides courses for nine- to 14-year-olds in mobile app and video game design, and coding, robotics and hardware development. “There is a huge demand for enrichment courses,” she said. “Parents see how much kids love video games and this is a way to harness that energy into something useful and creative.”

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Computing camp helps students crack code

“Parents used to nag their children to stop wasting their summer holidays in front of the computer screen – but now they are queuing up to demand that they have more screen time. One of the first coding camps for school students in Europe will open this summer, as ever-increasing numbers of young people are keen to learn programming, coding and how to develop apps. The four-week Fire Tech Camp, which will be held at Imperial College London – a university renowned for its science and technology teaching – has already attracted interest from parents in Denmark, Iceland and the Middle East.”

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A summer school with a difference

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