A more diverse tech world for the future.
Fire Tech, the UK's leading provider of tech education for 9-17 year-olds outside of school, is running holiday activity camps at St John's School, Leatherhead this Easter and Summer Holidays. A unique form of fun, Fire Tech camps inspire young minds to code computers, engineer robots, design video games, create Virtual Reality experiences and use digital skills to produce graphics, music, photography and vlogs.
Fire Tech is the UK's #1 Tech Camp for 9-17-year-olds. They invite young people to tackle bold, challenging tech projects and master the skills that shape tomorrow.
Across the 12,000 courses delivered by Fire Tech, almost a third (28%) of the students have been girls – that’s twice the national average. But as an educator, Fire Tech believes more can be done to improve the gender balance for the future tech industry.
In response to the challenge, Fire Tech have launched a series of #AllGirls coding and robotics classes - which will be rolled out alongside the seasonal school holiday camps. The purpose of the #AllGirls workshops is to allow young, passionate individuals to flourish and learn in an environment with like-minded peers where they won’t have to worry about being ‘the only girl’ in the class.
Past Fire Tech Python student, Vivian, aged 14: “When I’m older I want to be a fashion designer and I want my own business. I’ll use my Python knowledge to build the back-end processes to maximise efficiency.”
Memann, Junior Coding student aged 9: "I've always wanted to create an #APP that did restaurant reviews. And I finally got the chance to do it. It was so exciting. Maybe I'll compete with UberEats in the future"
Firetech Courses running at Leatherhead include:
Junior Inventor: Age 9 - 12.
Created for students who want to know how things work. You'll design, engineer, and code useful everyday objects like smart meters and alarm systems.
Python And Electronics With Minecraft: Age 12 - 17
Learn Python Coding and electronics from the ground up by using one of the most popular gaming platforms on the planet: Minecraft.
Creative Digital Design: Age 12 - 17
Build a unique media portfolio! Learn basic photography, videography, and audio processing so that you can create stunning visual media.
Coding Games With Java: Age 12 - 17
Master key computing concepts and coding basics. Students will use Java and the Greenfoot library to learn computer science theory, syntax, and object oriented coding.
Teen Coding With Python: Age 14 - 17
Get familiar with Python, one of the most widely-used and widely-taught programming languages in senior schools, universities and businesses, and learn to code from the ground up.
Junior Coder: Age 9 - 10
Learn, design and experiment with code! Gain knowledge in coding fundamentals and then rapidly proceed to using that knowledge with confidence.
Video Game Design: Age 9 - 12
Turn your enthusiasm for gaming into real-world tech skills! This course will provide you with the tools to create your own video games to play on the web or your smartphone.