Exciting children or family computing and technology workshops for community events
Looking for a fun and unusual way to encourage children and families to engage with your community events? Including hands-on, interactive activities using computing or technology to highlight your own theme is a real hit with children and adults of all ages.
The interest levels soar when you can use coding, robotics, 3D printing, Minecraft, film-making or engineering to tell your story.
Be inspired by some of the community computing activities we have run and get in touch for a chat about how we can tailor an event that will work for you. We work across all parts of Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian, Midlothian, Falkirk and the Borders.
The Mary Queen of Scots Show
Outreach programme for National Trust Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland working with P5/P6 pupils to create their own TV programme on the life of Mary Queen of Scots. Read more here.
Family technology drop in sessions for the energy company Utilita
A varied range of technology based fun and educational activities for familiies to participate in. Activities included video game design using XBox controllers, Minecraft creative builds, robotics, augmented reality and electrical engineering - definitely something for everyone! Read more here.
Museums Festival brought to life with Minecraft
Phenomenally creative designs were carefully constructed by the participants in museum workshops to celebrate the life and legacy of John Muir. Minecraft provided the ideal environment to re-create the landscapes John Muir loved and enabled participants to understand and explore his legacy. Paisley Museum workshops invited visitors to recreate local landmarks in Minecraft.
Minecraft is immensely popular and can be applied to a huge range of themes.
"Visitor feedback from the workshops has been brilliant! I will definitely be recommending ComputerXplorers!"
Paisley Museum and Art Galleries
Science Festivals - something different for children and families
ComputerXplorers have provided a huge range of practical, exciting, hands-on, interactive sessions at many science festivals around the country. Sessions are always tailored to the requirements of the individual event and can be delivered in the way that suits you.
This can be back to back 45-60 minute sessions; short drop-in sessions for parent and child or longer more structured sessions for visiting school parties.
Take a look at our Programmes List for ideas. Robotics, video game design, app developer, music producer, minecraft, 3D design and print and augmented reality are always popular and can be linked into your chosen themes as needed.
Architecture inspired 3D design family workshops
Parents and children were invited to participate in this National Museum of Scotland day to celebrate the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design. The ideal way to bring the concepts to life and ensure families are interested in community events.
CSR programmes boosted with fun tech activities
If you are passionate about supporting education, developing tech skills for the future, investing in the local community, giving back to future generations or raising awareness of your sector, computing or technology based activities should be part of your Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Our alternative and renewable energy workshops have been used by a major energy company to successfully support local communities.
Not for profit outreach events
The type of activities we run in this area is as diverse as the number of organisations we work with!
- Family workshops at Spree, a music, arts and comedy festival, featuring robotics, augmented reality and CSI forensics
- Lego engineering challenges to support the SCDI (Scottish Council for the Development of Industry) Young Engineers and Science Clubs events
- Energy awareness workshops to educate primary school children on the cost of energy and the benefits of renewable sources for the Local Energy Action Plan Project
- Working with children at Inverclyde Libraries to create the 'All Aboard' emigration app storing photos and interviews of people who emigrated from the UK using the port of Greenock in Inverclyde