Science, Technology and the Performing Arts combine in Eye of the StormPublished on 25 October 2017
During this Autumn school term, over 2,000 pupils from Primary schools across south Wales have been taking part in Science workshops delivered by Technocamps. The workshops are aimed to discuss Scientific concepts that the children will encounter when they attend the Eye of the Storm production from theatre na nÓg in association with Taliesin Art Centre.
The musical play features original songs written by Grammy Award Winner Amy Wadge (Thinking Out Loud with Ed Sheeran), and follows the story of Emmie who is torn between following her dreams of being a scientist and caring for her mother.
Emmie’s passion for science and fascination with tornados, combined with the educational workshops delivered by Technocamps offers an effective, visual and enjoyable method of introducing Welsh pupils to the world of Science and Technology, not only developing their programming skills and scientific knowledge, but also their appreciation for the performing arts.
This collaboration has offered schools a unique way to introduce the new Digital Competency Framework and has received very positive feedback from both the pupils and their teachers.
Mrs Hanson, Headteacher of Pennard Primary School said “I'm just writing up our Friday Flyer to tell the parents how much the teachers and children enjoyed their day with you yesterday. Brilliant! We'd love more of this!”
Mrs Lingard of Hendrefoilan Primary School also wrote “Everyone has really enjoyed the experience so far and came back from their visit full of enthusiasm!”
We at Technocamps are very pleased with the positivity surrounding this collaboration with Theatr na nÓg and would recommend experiencing their productions to everyone.
Funding for a Swansea University led programme that will encourage youngsters to learn about Computer Science and its related STEM subjects has been announced by the Welsh Government Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, Eluned Morgan.
Thanks to funding, secured by Prof Andrew Ware, Technocamps, supported by First Campus, hosted a two night residential event for Year 12 pupils from across South East Wales.
Starting in the Autumn term 2018, Technocamps will once again offer a free opportunity for teachers to up-skill in computer science.