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As part of our School of Coding series, STEM workshops for schools at Condover Hall Activity Centre provide your students with a broad range of experiences spanning coding, drones, and engineering.

Tailored to both primary and secondary school age ranges, the STEM workshop can fit seamlessly into your JCA activity programme.

What to expect

Depending on the size and number of groups you wish to enrol into the STEM workshops, sessions can run either simultaneously or rotationally alongside Condover Hall’s many adventure activities.

  • Workshops last 3 hours 15 mins (15-minute break included)
  • Interactive tutorial to coding
  • Hands-on experience with Edison / PyGame robots (determined by age range)
  • Differentiated in-session activities to further your students
  • Foundation to engineering and testing
  • Code problem-solving
  • Q & A on possible career opportunities involving coding, robots and drones

STEM Workshops for Primary Schools

Our main goal is to help students develop important skills such as computational thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

The STEM workshop for primary school students begins with BBC Micro Bit activity, where students work together with the tutor to improve their coding abilities.

Students will work to develop a fully functioning BBC Micro Bit to enjoy a fun game of Rock, Paper, Scissors.

The primary school programme will then allow students to explore coding Edison robots to manoeuvre shapes and adjust their movements through clapping.

Through problem-solving strategies and embracing trial and error, students will learn to program the Edison robot using block-based coding to navigate through the shapes created by the tutor.

The workshop will round off with students having the chance to interact with the School of Coding tutors to discover STEM career paths and discuss how the workshop activities and skills acquired can be applied in real-world situations.

STEM Workshops for Secondary Schools

The aim of the STEM workshops for secondary school students is to help them develop their skills in computational thinking, problem-solving, and creativity.

By breaking down the mechanics of drones using basic principles of physics and engineering, students explore how they can be used in the real world and in various drone-related careers.

Throughout the workshop, students are introduced to coding drones which use block-based programming. This teaches them coding concepts and how to send code to these flying machines.

Later in the session, students work on creating obstacle courses for students to program their drones to navigate through.

To ensure differentiation for students, there is the opportunity for students to progress to working on text-based code to create a visual representation of a robot using Python. This will help students see how coding can be used to plan out designs before actually building the robots.

See what happens on a typical trip

To give you a better idea of what you might expect on a typical week at Condover Hall with School of Coding workshops, check out our sample itineraries below.

Interested in our STEM workshops for schools?

To find out more about our STEM workshops at Condover Hall, get in touch with our friendly team on 01273 647 200 or simply fill in our quick enquiry form below.

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