This April, Norwich’s first Techathon sees young people aged 8 to 18 taking on technology challenges set by corporate giants. The two-day event, held at Norwich School on April 12 to 13, is open to anyone, from beginners to tech wizards.
What is the Techathon?
A two day event where young people have fun exploring tech and taking on tech challenges.
Who is the Techathon for?
Young people aged 8-18 who are not yet at university and are interested in tech.
Does my child need to know how to program or have any technology experience?
No, the Techathon is for anyone, from complete beginners to tech wizards. The challenges are designed to let everyone take part and approach them in their own way – whether that’s thinking about ways to tackle a problem, designing a possible solution, building something in Scratch or taking on some advanced coding. There will be friendly, professional mentors on hand to help.
Children will compete in small teams, with help from expert mentors, to come up with their own solutions and even win prizes. But for Claire Riseborough, founder of organisers Step into Tech, the biggest prize is helping children get excited about tech and explore their potential.
“Technology is going to be a huge part of our children’s futures, whether a child is going to become a technology expert – where the UK faces a serious skills gap – or simply living and working in a world where technology is everywhere,” says Claire Riseborough.
Tickets for the event cost a maximum of £10 and include lunch, snacks and refreshments on both days. For more information about the Techathon, visit www.stepintotechathon.org.
For more information please contact
Claire Riseborough on 07990 516120 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicola Pergande on 07887 647760 or at email@example.com