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 feedback session with industry experts. We have sessions suitable for all ages, interests and abilities.

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 it’s been great to see how many choose to join multiple sessions covering Game Design, Music, Animation, Future of Transport, Space, Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Acoustics.

We deliver these with leading employers who put forward volunteers from apprentice to CTO to answer questions from students. 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.

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.

During our TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live Build Day sessions, 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.

Through our new TeenTech City of Tomorrow Smart Skills sessions, we’ll be running a number of online sessions to help develop coding (through making games).

TeenTech Build Your Future Live

NEW: TeenTech Build Your Future Live

For students aged 11-19

Our new and exciting TeenTech Live Build Your Future programme helps students aged 11-19 understand exciting career opportunities in the connected cities of the future through fun, interactive and engaging live sessions, and challenges set by industry experts to develop your students’ skills.

The TeenTech Build Your Future programme aims to engage and inspire the next generation in the growing opportunities in sustainable design, connected cities, transport, health, energy supply and other industries, whilst raising students’ aspirations and the profile of career opportunities.

These sessions provide students with opportunities to develop and evidence their technical and personal skills and connect industry and education to support our leaders of tomorrow as they become responsible global citizens of today.

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TeenTech Live Regional Programmes

We are running a number of regional TeenTech Live programmes throughout 2021/2022. Schools within these regions can register for these events which feature local companies and contributors alongside national companies.

North East

Schools in the North East are invited to join us for a special ten-week programme of TeenTech Live sessions, starting in November 2021.

Wales

Schools across Wales are invited to join us for an exciting programme of Innovation sessions and TeenTech City of Tomorrow events for students aged 8-19, starting March 2022

Lancashire

Schools in Lancashire are invited to take part in an exciting six-week programme of Innovation sessions and TeenTech City of Tomorrow events starting in March 2022.

All Other Regions

Not from one of the regions listed here? No problem! Many of our sessions, including our new Build Your Future sessions, are open to schools and students across the UK!

National Programme

If you’re not in one of the regions listed above, don’t worry!

Our TeenTech Build Your Future Live and TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live sessions are open to all schools across the UK, and internationally and are lively, fun and interactive! You can run these sessions with your entire class, or year group, and they are available to homeschool students too.

Open to All Regions

Sign up for our TeenTech Innovation Live, TeenTech City of Tomorrow Live and our new and exciting TeenTech Build Your Future Live sessions now! These events are open to all schools and students.

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!