We are thrilled to announce that TeenTech City 2018, London’s most inspiring Technology and Science event will return to the Emirates Stadium, home of Arsenal Football Club. It is very exciting to bring over 200 scientists, engineers and technologists to this prestigious venue to share a day of challenges and experiments with students from 50 schools across London.
TeenTech is a very carefully timetabled and immersive experience, fun but focussed giving students and young people a real insight into the industries of the future and the skills they need to take advantage of them.
This year we will be offering opportunities for students of different ages whilst still retaining our respected sharply focused and carefully timetabled framework of activities:
Week commencing 23rd April – TeenTech Teachers event. This twilight event offers insight into digital career opportunities and the different entry points. Open to teachers and head teachers wishing to gain insight into the real needs of companies and understand more about the opportunities open to their students from global organisations to start companies. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
30th April – special event for primary students working with Year 7 secondary students on the TeenTech City of Tomorrow – for more information please contact email@example.com.
1st May – Year 8 and Year 9 students attend for an exciting, hands on day led by industry with challenges and experiments helping them understand the wide range of opportunities in Science, Technology, Construction and Engineering – for more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year the atmosphere was electric with 750 students in attendance. We had support from over 50 Tech and Science organisations who all brought along their amazing range of interactive activities and challenges including: Accenture, Air Products, Atkins, BBC Academy, Barclays, Cummins, Gensler, Google, HPE, Imperial College, JVC Kenwood, Just IT, Kings College London, London Zoo, Laduma, Maplin, NHS, Queen Mary University London, Salesforce, Siemens, Symantec, Sodexo, TFL, Thames Water & Tideway Tunnels, Turing Lab, Young Rail Professionals and University City London.
The impact of the day is considerable, particularly on girls who clearly are enthused by the different examples of science, technology and engineering which we source and this, together with the opportunity to see how well they perform in challenges alongside boys has a positive impact on their perception of careers in these areas.
On arrival only 22% of girls said they were fairly or very interested in a career in engineering at the beginning of the day, whilst 71% felt that way at the end of the day.
If you would like your school to attend, please register here.
If you would like to participate as a company please register here.
You can see more pictures from last year’s event here.
Prior to moving to the Emirates Stadium last year, TeenTech ran for four years in East London – three times in the Copper Box with the inaugural event being held in “Cisco House” – the stunning temporary event space which overlooked the Olympic Park during the 2012 games. This report on BBC Click gives you a flavour of the day of the first event.
The event has always been enthusiastically received by local schools and received overwhelmingly positive feedback for providing an engaging day, full of hands-on challenges and experiments which led to over 25% students embarking long term science and technology projects.
We are indebted to our sponsors Bank of England, City of London Corporation and Queen Mary’s University London who are so supportive in many different ways and make the event possible.