25th April 2023
The TeenTech Roehampton Festival will bring together schools and colleges across the region for an exciting interactive programme that will help young people understand the range of opportunities across digital, science and technology and the many different entry points.
There are different sets of activities for KS2/3 students and for sixth form/college students.
The TeenTech Festival, held at the University of Roehampton, is a sharply focussed event that changes perceptions and helps students understand their own potential.
Both age groups will have the opportunity to meet leading companies and take part in exciting challenges and hands-on activities.
It’s a day that changes minds – especially those who may never have previously considered a career in science or technology!
KS2/3 - Year 6, Year 7 and Year 8 Students
This carefully planned programme of activities will give your students insight into the world of science and technology helping them understand how they could be the innovators of the future.
There are two parts to the experience and schools should join both parts.
Schools can engage as many students as they wish in the virtual event (Part 1) and then choose two teams of five to represent their school on the festival day (Part 2).
Part 1 – Tuesday 21st March (Virtual Event – Half Day)
Upfront of the festival we will run a live virtual TeenTech City of Tomorrow session after which students will work in teams to create a building for the safer, smarter and kinder city of tomorrow.
This session is open to as many students as you like in Years 6-8.
Part 2 – Tuesday 25th April (Festival Day at University of Roehampton – Full Day)
They will bring their project to the TeenTech Festival on April 25th where they will receive feedback from experts and also participate in a series of lively challenges and activities which bring the world of science and technology to life.
We will provide downloadable resources and participation packs to schools after registration.
Schools can bring a group of ten students in Years 6-8.
Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 Students
Tuesday 25th April (Festival Day at University of Roehampton – Full Day)
This session for Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 students will include:
- A series of hands-on activities which will enable them to meet a range of employers in digital, science, technology and engineering.
- Workshops providing insight into the wide range of STEAM careers and the different university or apprenticeship programmes that could lead them there.
- A tour of the Roehampton campus where students will be able to ask questions about university life.
Schools can bring a group of ten students in Years 10-12. You can indicate on the booking form if you would like to bring additional students if space allows.
We have a limited number of places available for this special day and early booking is recommended.
What is a TeenTech Festival?
TeenTech Festivals are highly interactive and designed to inspire young teenagers and their teachers about the contemporary industries shaping their future.
These TeenTech events give students and teachers from across a region the opportunity to try their hand at immersive challenges and experiments, to handle cutting edge technology and, most importantly, to spend time with engineers, technologists and scientists from a wide range of companies influencing their 21st-century lives.
An Opportunity to Innovate
Pupils will work in teams, in roles aligned with a start-up company, to become the inventors of tomorrow in an hour-long workshop and challenge! Students will be designers, developers and marketing experts, using sensors, data and cutting edge technology, to tackle real-world problems! Following the TeenTech Festival, all students will have the opportunity to develop their ideas further and enter the TeenTech Awards.
Pupils will meet, and talk to real-world innovators, large technology companies, and industry leaders. Pupils get an understanding of the industry, and can participate in simulated tasks that illustrate the real work that goes into science and technology. They will also interact with regional companies, showcasing the wide range of exciting science, technology and engineering companies that the students may not know exist.
Pupils will compete in simulated tasks that demonstrate real world work by major science and technology companies, and prizes are awarded. This is a chance to experience innovations in science, technology and engineering, and a chance to show students that they have the skills required to be successful in these areas.
Support this TeenTech Festival
If you are a company, university or organisation that would like to run an activity or provide ambassadors at this festival, please register and we will send you full details.