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Berkshire

An exciting eight-week programme of Innovation sessions and TeenTech City of Tomorrow events for students aged 8-19!

Starting: Week of 3rd May

Supported in Berkshire by

TeenTech Berkshire Sponsors

TeenTech Live brings the exciting world of science and technology to your school or home.

Hosted by well- known science and technology reporters, our interactive sessions are fun, engaging and provide real context to learning, helping young people understand more about careers and the way exciting emerging technology is shaping all aspects of our lives.

TeenTech Live meets Gatsby benchmarks and has been highly praised by teachers, parents and students.

Our virtual sessions last an hour and students then have the option to work on short challenges or projects and participate in a follow-up Ask the Experts session with industry experts which will also include project feedback. We have sessions suitable for all ages, interests and abilities.

Register below and receive access to our Teacher Briefing and Q&A video.

TeenTech Create Your Future Live

TeenTech Create Your Future Live

For students aged 11-19

TeenTech Create Your Future

A TeenTech Create Your Future Day offers young people insight into contemporary industry and the skills and personal qualities they need to succeed. This full-day experience, designed for a dropdown day, exposes students to a wide range of content from industry experts across science, technology and engineering.

In Berkshire, we will be focusing on Future Technology including Internet of Things, Robotics, Virtual and Augmented Reality and more!

Students will be able to ask questions, live, and they will be set a challenge to work on during the day. They will then submit their projects for expert feedback during a follow-up session a week later.

Please note: we can only offer this to a limited number of schools, so please register your place early, ensuring that you can collapse your timetable for your class/year group before booking.

TeenTech
Innovation Live

For students aged 11-19

TeenTech Innovation sessions bring the digital, scientific and engineering world to life for students aged 11-19.

They focus on opportunities within a specific sector with input from local and national employers. Students have suggested the topics, and we have sessions planned for Berkshire, including Space, Game Design, Animation, Green Economy and more! Each Innovation session will be followed up with live feedback on the students’ projects from industry experts.

Led by experienced tech reporters, students understand more about the emerging opportunities, different entry points, the technical and personal skills which will carry you further.

Over the half-term break, we will be running a series of Innovation Live sessions on the topic of Animation, stepping students through the pre-production, production and post-production of creating an animated film of their own!

TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live

For students aged 8-13

TeenTech City of Tomorrow invites young people aged 8-13 to design ideas for the safer, smarter, kinder City of Tomorrow, surfacing careers in the connected city, increasing awareness of global sustainability goals, citizenship.

Students consider how physical spaces (home, health, education sport, entertainment, commercial) can provide better experiences for everyone and how they might play a part in the inclusive, digitally connected, city of the future.

The emphasis is on bold creative thinking with live feedback from local and national employers.

TeenTech Live in Berkshire runs for 8 weeks, finishing with a Showcase event celebrating the hard work of your pupils through their projects!

Register now for TeenTech Live Sessions

This TeenTech Live Festival is now over. Thank you so much for taking part! To hear about future sessions, sign up here.

If you have any questions, or would like more information before you register for sessions, please email dani.longhurst@teentech.com.

TeenTech Live offers:

  • An exciting range of sessions which resonate with young people from animation to the future of music, space exploration to the future of transport, food sustainability to ethical fashion, smart homes to smart cities.
  • Opportunities to connect with people working at all levels of engineering and technology.
  • Opportunities to develop skills which students, as well as industry, recognize as key to their future.
  • Ways to enrich lessons in science, computing, maths, animation, web design, design and technology.
  • A safe, interactive platform.
  • Cross-curricular learning.
  • Flexibility – sessions work well whether students are in school or working from home.
  • A valuable network of industry contacts.

 

Impact:

  • Very or somewhat interested in a career in Design, Technology and Engineering grew from 55% to 86%.

  • Feeling capable of having a career in those areas grew from 61% to 80%.

  • Our impact is long-lasting, schools working with TeenTech report more students choosing STEM subjects,(one reported a 300% increase over 5 years, another in Physics from 43% to 87.5%) and the teachers said they felt better placed to provide context for learning after running our project.

What Our Parents and Teachers Say…

This virtual offer is amazing, so well thought out and is executed seamlessly. Such a great idea, I will be sharing on Facebook and to all my friends for their children to get involved over the coming weeks. The last few weeks have been challenging with trying to work and homeschooling, and this project actually bought my own children closer.

Dawn Helsby

Student Employability Manager North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College

Just wanted to say that, as a parent watching all of these sessions, you should all be very proud of yourselves! They are creative, thoughtful, funny, entertaining and show a lot of skill. Well done all and thanks to TeenTech for another amazing week.

Parent

What Our Students Say…

I have enjoyed this week so much! It has been exciting and I adored it! I learnt so much about sound and it was an incredible opportunity.

Student

They have been an amazing experience and I have definitely had a deeper dive into the world of tech. I have understood that it’s not all about code, there’s so much more to it.

Student

At the start of the week, I had a passion to be a game designer but I didn’t think I could do it. TeenTech has helped me develop my skills and helped me create a game that I enjoy. Thank You.

Student

I have enjoyed the sense and the atmosphere of collaboration between industry experts, TeenTech’s presenter, Ali Maggs and the bright ideas shared to everyone by the teens. These lessons have been very informative and have made me think outside the box for new innovations and ideas

Student

A special thankyou to…

Alton School

Channing School

Stephen Perse Foundation

…for generously donating their TeenTech Awards prize money to help fund these sessions!